“Air force base in the Negev Ramon is constructed in Tsahal‘s biggest solar power plant, which will occupy 50 acres area will cover half of the base‘s energy needs, according to Ynet. Author of the report, Ilana Curiel says that the Israeli army is graduallybeginning to realize the benefits of solar energy — but from the report follow thatprocess comes with a snail’s pace.
Glaring fact: announcing a tender for the construction of a military camp in the Negev, where it is expected to focus IDF Army training bases not included the installation of solar panels on the roofs of buildings. The journalist‘s interlocutors expressed regret that “designers don’t think“ about such details, and assured that in future tenders will include and solar panels.
In conversations with journalist military spoke the right words that solar energy for the army is not only a way to save money and reduce pollution Wednesday, which the IDF never particularly cared, but strategic advantage, increase endurance and reliability of energy infrastructures in extraordinary situations.
Turnaround dramatically in recent years solar panels became economically viable, and the worldwide industry is booming. But in Israel, the energy of the sun still provides less than 2% of energy consumption, and this figure has not changed for several years.