Teralight, an Israeli solar energy company has recently launched the country’s largest solar project. The project, called Ta’anakh, was built in collaboration with the Moshavim (agricultural) Movement and the Environmental Protection Ministry. The project will power over 60,000 households by next year.
As a part of strategic partnership with French company Sun’Agri to replace solar panels in agricultural fields, it combines Teralight’s solar panels with Sun’Agri’s dynamic solar-field management software, that is expected to balance the amount of light or shade needed by the plants with the electricity production of the solar panels. The project will focus on – solar power generation and agriculture – to happen in the same location.
Israel is reported to be an ideal location for solar power production due to availability of the sunlight and presence of large sections of arable land suitable for farming. Currently, only about 10% of Israel’s electricity is derived from solar power, noted Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry.
After it begins its operation in 2024, it is expected to produce 250 megawatts of power, which is about 5.2% of Israel’s green energy and 1.2% of its overall electric capacity.
“The Ta’anakh project advances Israel a significant step towards increasing the use of electricity produced from clean solar energy, produced by Blue and White,” said Teralight CEO Rani Lifshitz.
“The practical meaning of 250 megawatts in the Ta’anakh project, on its two parts, is the supply of electricity to about 60 thousand homes in Israel, during the first half of 2024,” he said.
Idit Silman, Israel’s minister of Environmental Protection, said, “The project will contribute significantly to increasing production rates from renewable energies.”
The company has several other projects which are expected to be completed over the next three years.With this project, Teralight will become one of the leading solar companies in Israel.
Israel has a target of 30% of electricity production from renewable sources by 2030.To achieve this, the government is focusing on so-called dual-use solar projects, such as rooftops, water reservoirs or agrisolar projects like the Ta’anakh.
Teralight is one amongst the 20 solar power companies operating in Israel.