Conversion of Israeli Road Junctions into Solar Power Plants

The Ministry of Transport has recently announced the winner of the tender for the construction of photovoltaic power plants on highway interchanges that fall under the responsibility of the state-owned Netivei Israel company.

Netivei Israel owns more than 5,000 dunams of land that currently cannot be used for commercial purposes due to lack of access. These areas have been identified as ideal for the construction of solar power plants, which will not only generate electricity but also provide an opportunity to make better use of this valuable land.

The first stage will involve equipping 13 junctions with photovoltaic elements, producing 85 megawatts of electricity. The selected junctions include Beit Kama, Gedera, Yagur, Neot Hovav, Sara, Rahat, HaZeitim, Adumim, Shimshon, Shaar HaGai, Dror, Raanana Darom and Jaljulia. Doral Energy will receive a license to build power plants and maintain them for 25 years.

It is worth noting that 14 years ago, Netivei Israel had considered using wind turbines to generate electricity using road infrastructure. However, this idea was not implemented at the time. This random mix of links is confusing and not well-organized.

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