Already a Mena leader in terms of installed renewables capacity, with 4.8GW of mostly solar PV as of end 2022, Israeli renewables developers are pushing ahead with a next generation of projects which seek to overcome grid constraints by integrating at-site storage facilities. Israel aims for some 5.5GW of renewables capacity to be integrated with battery or other storage by 2030 (MEES, 23 December 2022).
Some 617MW of such projects in the hands of three Israeli developers, Enlight, Doral Energy and Energix, as well as France’s EdF are currently under construction according to MEES analysis of company filings. The projects incorporate a total of 1,289MWh of integrated storage, the equivalent of just over two hours of the plants’ full capacity output. (CONTINUED - 1111 WORDS)