It’s being billed as an historical event. The folks at Arava Power, based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. Over the next twenty years the field called Ketura Sun, is expected to generate some 5 MW of electricity and will spare the production of some 125,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
Journalists are invited to the event. Contact Arielle ([email protected]) for an invitation. Buses will leave Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in the morning. But those hearty travellers making the journey – expect a long day in the sun. The return ride will take you back around 10:30 PM. Some 5 hours later, you’ll be home.
The event will be an opportunity to brush shoulders with some big players in renewable energy: Siemens Project Ventures, which has already participated in the development of 14 international power plant projects, is a stakeholder in the Arava Power venture.