Integration of PV into Israeli electricity market 2017
30. September 2017
The photovoltaic (PV) technology, which is the mainstream technology to harvest solar energy and transform it into electricity, is forming a growing share of the electricity production segment in Israel and worldwide. Grid-connected solar PV segment was introduced into Israel in summer 2008, with the first government-subsidized feed-in tariff program. Since then, PV installations have been ongoing within the country, producing a constantly growing capacity of grid-connected facilities, despite various delays and challenges. The total capacity of grid-connected PV facilities in Israel was at 859 MWp by late 2016 and is about to reach nearly 1,000 MWp by the end of 2017. The vast majority of renewable sources are PV, so the renewable electricity production figures mostly represent solar PV sources – about 1,110 million kWh in 2015 and about 1,570 million kWh in 2016.