SOLON Receives Order for 8 MW Solar Power Plants in Israel
Berlin, May 29, 2012. Together with ELCO Contracting & Services, the solar power company SOLON will be building two turnkey solar power plants in Israel. They will be built in the kibbutzim Kramim and Idan and have an output of 5 and 3 megawatts respectively. The customer is the project developer Enlight Renewables Ltd. with headquarters in Rosh Ha'Ayin near Tel Aviv. Construction is slated to begin in September.
In order to better react to local conditions, SOLON and the Israeli electronic company ELCO have formed a joint venture to carry out the projects. The joint venture will also operate the power plants after they have been completed. The monitoring system SOLON Vega will then be put into service. The system will be able to monitor the power plant automatically and in real time over the Internet and control the plant all the way down to the component level. In addition, the system supplies data on the current yield and output.
"Our entry in the market underscores our strategy of expanding our activities to the Near and Middle East," said Stefan Säuberlich, CEO and managing director of SOLON Energy GmbH. "The project promises to lure follow-up orders and demonstrates that the region is developing into a major market for photovoltaics. There we are able to put our many years of experience in the power plant industry to excellent use."
SOLON is a leading producer of high-quality solar power modules and solar systems for rooftop, roof integrated and greenfield installations. As a specialist in the development, construction, and maintenance of commercial and utility-scale solar systems, SOLON delivers complete turnkey power plants worldwide. With its subsidiaries in Germany, Italy and the United States, SOLON employs a total of approx. 600 people across the globe.