Belectric has been chosen to repower a solar plant in Israel for its customer Enlight to increase the Halutziot solar farm’s capacity to 88MW from 55MW. Replacement works have started, and the construction works are expected to be finished by the second quarter of 2023.
Belectric will also take on operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the repowered project. Halutziot solar farm is situated in the Negev desert in Israel and was originally commissioned in 2015. At the time of commissioning, it became Israel’s largest PV plant. Belectric’s work involves replacing the 180,000 existing modules with 161,000 new high capacity modules. The retrofit works also include replacing the inverters and transformers on site. In addition, an energy storage system will be installed, making Halutziot one of Israel’s first hybrid projects combining solar energy and battery storage. It is also the first time that Belectric has signed an EPC contract with Enlight, an Israel-based investment company and important player in the Israeli and global PV market. Yaron Lado, Business Development Manager at BELECTRIC Israel, said: “We thank Enlight for choosing us to lead this project, including the repowering works, main equipment upgrade and storage system integration all while assuring minimum downtime for the project, connected to the high voltage grid. “We are thankful for this vote of confidence, and are looking forward to expanding our collaboration in future projects.”
Credits: renews.biz/ [Image: Belectric]