Brenmiller to build unique solar-biomass power plant


The Dimona plant will produce electricity 20 hours a day from solar energy backed up by biomass.

Brenmiller Energy will build an advanced 10 megwatt solar energy power station in Dimona. The company was founded three years ago by former Solel CEO Avi Brenmiller. The project, the first of its kind in the world, which will also be able to provide electricity during the night, will cost about NIS 300 million.

The power plant will be based on innovative storage technology developed by the company over the past three years and will provide energy 20-hours a day. On an annual average it well produce quadruple or more the electricity compared with other solar energy power plants. The power plant will be back up by biomass so that most of the electricity production will be from renewable energy sources.

Brenmiller Energy CEO Avi Brenmiller said, "Solar power stations integrating storage and backed up by biomass are the best solution for producing electricity in Israel. Biomass alone cannot met electricity demand but combining it with solar energy and storage represents the cheapest and cleanest alternative. This combination is a solution for the high costs of burying garbage borne by the local authorities."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on February 10, 2015

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