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Israel to Light Up Georgia

Israeli solar field (Photo: flickr/urban_hipster)

The state of Georgia is inaugurating its first solar field today. And, writes The Jerusalem Post's Michelle Malka Grossman, it has been brought to the U.S. by Israel:

Israel will be a literal light upon the nations – at least in the US state of Georgia, that is – after an Israeli solar energy company opens the state’s first commercial- scale solar field on Friday.

On Friday, Georgia Power and Energiya Global subsidiary Energiya USA will inaugurate the 24-hectare (59-acre) solar power field in Glynn County, Georgia after winning the competitive $30 million tender in 2014. As part of the 20-year contract, with the state power giant, it will produce 22.5 megawatts of electricity.

As part of its renewable energy initiative, Georgia Power is building nine other solar fields throughout the state with different companies.

Ahead of the inauguration, Energiya CEO Yosef Abramowitz said that “as an Israeli company, we are proud to help the US government take advantage of the land’s potential, especially in the field of solar energy.”

Tags: US-Israel Relations

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