Arctech, a leading solar tracking and racking solutions provider, is set to supply 11.5 MW of its single-axis solar tracking system SkyLine II to a solar project in Israel. It is Arctech's first solar tracking project in the country and marks another milestone for the company in the Middle East market.
Research data provided by the company reveals that Israel has abundant solar radiation resources with a total annual value of around 2,400 kWh/m² (8,640 MJ/m²) and a technical exploitation amount of 318 TWh. The government has set a renewable energy target of 30% by 2030, mostly to be realized by solar power plants and storage installations.
Beyond Israel, other Middle East countries also hold rich solar resources. For example, the UAE has annual solar radiation of 2,200 kWh/m² (7,920 MJ/m²) with a technical amount of 2,708 TWh; while in Jordan, the total annual value is about 2,700 kWh/m² (9,720 MJ/m²) and the technical amount is 6,434 TWh.
According to the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the photovoltaic market in the MENA region is worth around $20 billion at present. A Global Energy Monitor report shows that roughly 50 GW of utility-scale solar will be added to the MENA region by 2030.
Arctech's solar tracking solutions have already contributed to several remarkable projects in the Middle East, including the IBRI II 607MW project in Oman and the 2.1GW Al Dhafra PV2 project in Abu Dhabi. The company established branches in the region to deepen localization as well as partnered with global original OEMs to enhance its global supply chain diversification, ensuring on-time delivery.
Prior to this Israeli project, Arctech's SkyLine II series tracking solution had gained recognition by the North American market by getting a deal to deliver about 365.8 MW to the Puerto Penasco solar park in Mexico, which will be the largest solar plant in the country upon completion.