Introducing very large scale PV systems in Israel

G. Vinter, M. Slonim

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The paper introduces the discussion about possible application of very large scale PV systems in Israel. An application of very large scale PV production units of 100 and 500 MW, similar to the unit size of a conventional power station is proposed. A comparative evaluation between conventional power stations and PV stations is carried out in relation to the issues of: geographical location, fuel, pollution, sustainability, availability, watt construction cost and operational characteristics. Calculated payback shows that it decreases from 19 years in 2003 to about 4 years in 2020. Based on worldwide experience of the western countries it is recommended that the country should establish a national program to support the development of PV production and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-232
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Solar Energy (English translation of Geliotekhnika)
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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