The Ministry of Transport has announced the selection of Doral Energy as the winner of the tender for the construction of photovoltaic power plants on highway interchanges that fall under the responsibility of state-owned Netivei Israel. The company will receive a license to build and maintain these power plants for 25 years.
Netivei Israel owns more than 5,000 dunams of land that cannot be used for commercial purposes due to lack of access. The decision was made to utilize these areas for the construction of solar power plants, starting with the first stage, which 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. Notably, 14 years ago, Netivei Israel considered using wind turbines to generate electricity using road infrastructure but this idea wasn’t implemented.
This news is significant as it marks a step forward in Israel’s renewable energy efforts and demonstrates how even unused land can be transformed into productive assets. It also highlights the importance of government support in promoting sustainable development initiatives.