Interns work on a variety of projects, setting the framework for the building of solar power plants in the 3rd world. This includes market research, international law research, and public policy.
Arava Power Company is Israel’s leading solar developer and a pioneer in mid-size and large-size solar fields using photovoltaic technology. Founded in 2006, the company seeks to supply 10% of Israel’s electricity needs through alliances with kibbutzim, Negev Bedouin and other land owners, especially in the south of the country.
In 2011, the Company launched Israel’s first commercial solar field a 100 million NIS installation financed by Bank HaPoalim – and announced their planned pipeline of over 400 megawatts, comprising an investment of approximately $1.5 billion. In 2012 they announced that they had received a license for the Tarabin Solar Field, the first solar field for the Bedouin community. Financing for the $30 million Tarabin installation is to be provided by OPIC the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the United States Government.