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Israel's new roadmap targets 40% of renewable power generation by 2030

The Israeli Ministry of Environment has released a new renewable energy roadmap, targeting 40% of renewables in the country's power mix by 2030. To reach the new objective, Israel would have to instal between 18 GW and 23 GW of solar projects along with 5.5 GW / 33 GWh of storage capacity. The total potential for solar PV installation is estimated at 26 GW, including 24 GW on building roofs and facades, parking lots, industrial areas and water bodies, and 2 GW over agricultural crops. The roadmap also recommands the creation of a regulatory framework for managing distributed renewable energy and storage systems and for virtual power plants (VPPs) to manage 100 MW of renewables and 50 MW of storage.

Israel currently aims for 30% of renewables in power generation by 2030. In 2020, renewables accounted for less than 7% of Israel's power mix (mainly solar with 6%). The country's installed capacity (20 GW at the end of 2020) relies on gas (30% of capacity and 67% of power generation), and coal (24% and 26%).

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