National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau has recommended in recent days to the national infrastructure planning committee that it declare another four solar power projects as national infrastructure priorities.
Projects which receive the priority designation go through expedited planning and licensing processes.
The four projects range from generators that would produce 40 MW to 120MW of electricity –on kibbutz or moshav land in the South. Kibbutz Zeelim would host a 120MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, while Kibbutz Orim (70MW), Moshav Zroa (40MW) and Moshav Nevatim (40MW) would erect photovoltaic solar plants in conjuction with SunRay Israel. The CSP plant will be built by Shari Arison's Shikun and Binui Energy.
Last month, Landau recommended a 155MW wind farm in the Golan and a 60MW CSP plant be built at Kibbutz Mashabei Sadeh.