Megalim Solar Powerto construct world’s tallest solar power tower in Israel

Megalim Solar Power Limited is reportedly constructing the world’s tallest solar power tower in the Negev desert, Israel. The 250 metre tower will stand in the middle of the 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station, which is slated to begin operations by end-2017. GE is providing engineering services for the project, while Bright Source is providing the advanced solar field technology. The Ashalim tower will be equipped with 55,000 projecting mirrors, aggregating a total reflective surface of a million square metres (10.8 million square feet). The electricity generated will be sufficient to supply clean energy to 120,000 homes and help avoid 110,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The power station will help Israel achieve 10 per cent of its electricity production from renewable energy sources by 2020.

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