China’s Yingli has won a 27.5MW module order for a ground-mount project in Israel, its largest-ever single order in the Middle East.
Yingli declined to give many details about the project,
aside from noting that the deal came about as the result of Yingli’s previously
existing relationship with local distributor Ledico.
Its 72-cell multi-crystalline modules will be delivered
through next month, says Yingli, the world’s largest module supplier in 2013.
Israel has long been seen as an immensely promising solar
market, but a number of roadblocks – chiefly political – have slowed
growth considerably in recent years.
However, speaking recently to Recharge, Arava Power, Israel’s
leading PV developer, said that the market looks set to take off again in the
second half of 2014, with new feed-in tariff-eligible projects to be allocated
and a longer term solar strategy to be spelled out.
“We view Israel as an important and sustainable growth
market with the potential to reach more than 340MW of installed capacity in
2014,” says Yingli chief executive Liansheng Miao.