MEED has a research information service called MEED Insight which produces both bespoke research for private clients and general market update reports. This week I have been researching two sections for a MEED Insight report for a client that is interested in opportunities in solar energy in MENA countries and I was looking at Turkey and Israel.
Israel has been using solar thermal water heating since the 1950s but despite having the technology to do this on a large scale, only around 50MW exists today. Instead Israeli firms have supplied their technology to the US and Europe but now the political environment is changing and the Israeli government is going to support solar energy with a feed in tariff. Cue lots of new developers and joint ventured bidding for two 110MW solar thermal electricity farms in Ashalim. And there will be more.