Netanyahu told the crowd that Musk "appreciates what we are doing in Israel."
Dozens of local companies set to benefit from billion-dollar contracts.
Gigawatt Global Wind partners Yosef Abramowitz and Ilan Goldstein eye project in Africa.
The new power is being authorized to ensure that Israel achieves its goals of making 10% of the country’s electricity supply renewable by 2020.
The quest for solar energy in Israel is intrinsically linked to Peres’ sense of carrying Ben Gurion’s torch.
The Jerusalem-based SunDwater, whose standalone system harnesses heat through concentrated solar power, now has two fully operational pre-production models purifying water in the Arava Desert.
The structure, comparable in height to an 80-storey building, is now under construction in Plot B of the ambitious Ashalim Solar Field 35 km. south of Beersheba.
Valls attends inauguration during his 3-day trip to Israel, calling the site another "chapter of cooperation between our two countries" and a sign of future work.
The solar lighting will be able to brighten areas around army bases that were once too far to connect to the country's power grid.
Anglo physicist was responsible for Israel’s ubiquitous solar water boilers.