A joint venture between SunEdison and Clal Sun has won a bid to develop a solar farm in Israel's Negev desert, according to Reuters. The project, to be located in Ashalim, will have a 30MW capacity and is scheduled for completion by mid-2015. The venture, called Ashalim Sun PV, will operate the photovoltaic project for a period of 27 years, with the Israeli government reportedly taking over the plant following this.
According to Reuters, the project is being built alongside two solar thermal power projects, which when complete will each have generating capacities of 110MW. SunEdison's joint venture partner Clal Sun is owned by Clal Industries and Poalim Capital Markets.
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