After the US Navy decided to go green and flew the first Green Hornet on Earth Day, it’s time for the Israeli Air Force to tow the same line. The Air force is planning to install small photovoltaic systems of up to 50KW for electricity production at its bases. It doesn’t end there.
The Air Force also plans similar mid-sized PV installation of 50KW to 5MW for its larger bases. The solar installation project which is expected to cost around NIS 250 million also includes the construction of a 50MW thermal solar facility at the Nevatim base in the Negev. This is definitely good news on the military front and especially for Israel which intends a reduction of 10% in its electricity consumption by the end of 2010.