The State of Israel: Toward a Renewable Low-Carbon Energy Production

Alexander Kraytsberg, Yair Ein-Eli

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Israel is located within the global solar belt, having high population density, a small share of rural population, while industry makes up a great part of the gross domestic product. As such, Israel is an excellent practice test site for identifying the best approaches to increase photovoltaic (PV) power penetration into the economies of developed countries. The core of the new distributed renewable power friendly paradigm is local prosumer-to-prosumer microgrids, which are aggregated into secondary supergrids, which may be, in turn, aggregated into ternary supergrids. Besides, the approach is also promising from the social point of view, transferring the power management to the people. The comment dwells into the challenges and possible solutions, which Israel is facing toward zero carbon energy production. Resolving these issues will affect the way of future sustainable energy supply growth and management. The comment written here refers also to the paradigm of battery technology for storing the PV energy, pointing on a possible misunderstanding within the battery community, which addresses the number of cycles a battery system can provide, rather than the expected service life of the system itself. In this aspect, it is proposed to focus the efforts of the researchers and developers into an alternative battery system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2200122
JournalEnergy Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2022


  • local P2P microgrids
  • low-carbon energy production
  • renewable energy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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