A new solar power plant with nearly five times more capacity than Israel’s current largest solar array will be built in the north of the country with construction expected to begin as early as the first half of next year, according to draft proposal documents from the Ministry of Energy that were obtained by Calcalist.

The ministry has shared the draft documents, which proposes the construction of a 250-megawatt solar farm and for two other power plants, with other Israeli government ministers, completing one of the last procedural requirements before the plan’s approval is finalised.

The smaller solar power station will be developed by Israel-based Doral Group Ltd. and Kesem Energy Ltd. will build the conventional power generation facility.