According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Energy and Water Ministry has allocated NIS 10 million (about $2.6 Million) for up to 2,000 hectares of future solar-power plants located in Dimona and Timna. The objective is to encourage green energy entrepreneurship and minimize bureaucratic barriers.
Geo-Prospect, a company providing geological services, will help to plan sites for future facilities and conduct feasibility studies
According to Environment and Water Minister Uzi Landau, “The narrow borders of the State of Israel require us to make sure that plants are situated in such a way that they only occupy a necessary amount of space, with an optimal use of system capabilities. This way, clean electricity will benefit everyone, while upholding the values of land, scenery and nature.”