Enlight Renewable Energy

Enlight Renewable Energy is a publicly traded company, headquartered in Israel, that builds and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.
IndustryRenewable energy
PredecessorSahar Investments Ltd.
FoundedAugust 1, 2008 (2008-08-01)
Key people
Gilad Yavetz (CEO)


Enlight Renewable Energy operates in the renewable energy industry as a developer and operator of solar and wind power facilities. It owns rights to photovoltaic facilities in Israel and Italy.[1]


In November 2010 Enlight signed agreements with two Italian companies for the establishment of Italy-based SPVs to lead the development of solar energy farms and rooftop solar energy projects in Italy.[2]


In January 2011 Enlight won a state tender to install photovoltaic panels above the roofs of buildings on Israeli military bases.[3]

In August 2011 Enlight entered into agreements with six communities in the Golan Heights to construct wind turbines on their land, subject to regulatory approval and clearance from Israel's Ministry of Defense.[4][5]

Enlight led the development of the Halutziot project, one of Israel's largest solar energy undertakings, in the western Negev. At a capacity of 55 MW and an area of 0.8 km2, Halutziot was the largest solar power station in Israel upon its completion in 2015.[6] The projected cost of the Halutziot project is 520 million, and the gross income over a period of twenty years based on a rate of ₪0.62 per kilowatt hour is estimated at ₪1.4 billion.[7][8]

In June 2018, Enlight received permission to build Israel's largest wind power station, to be completed in 2020–2021. The plant, located in the Valley of Tears, will generate 96–99 MW of electricity.[needs update][9]


In October 2020, Enlight acquired Swedish wind power project Björnberget, located in central Sweden and expected to contain 60 wind turbines.[10] The first turbine became operational in 2022 and Enlight expected completion by 2023.[11]

United StatesEdit

Enlight announced its acquisition of a controlling (90% stake) interest in U.S. solar and storage developer Clēneras, in June 2021. Through a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Enlight paid $433 million to acquire the Boise, Idaho company. Clēnera's founders, Jason Ellsworth and Adam Pishl retain 10% of Clēnera's shares.[12]

Business modelEdit

Enlight describes itself as a vertical integration company, capable of operating in all four areas of the energy production chain so as to reduce licensing timeframes and generate higher returns on investments. The first of the four areas is the initiation stage, which involves locating suitable land or rooftops and entering into agreements with the owners; the second is the development and planning stage, which involves planning the facility and obtaining regulatory clearance; the third is the financing and installation stage, which involves financing the project and connecting the facility to the electricity grid; the fourth and last is the electricity sale, operation and maintenance stage, which involves selling the electricity produced and managing the facility.[13]

Corporate historyEdit

Enlight Energy was founded by Gilad Yavetz, Zafrir Yoeli and Amit Paz.[14] The company joined the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in June 2010 through a reverse merger with Sahar Investments Ltd.[15] Sahar, which prior to the merger was a shell company belonging to Shaul Elovitch's Eurocom Group, subsequently changed its name to Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.[16][17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Levy, Aviv (25 October 2011). "Enlight in talks to buy Italian PV energy rights". Globes. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Enlight share rises on Italian solar deals". Globes. 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ Levy, Aviv (20 February 2011). "Hapoalim lends Enlight NIS 22m to build PV facilities". Globes. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  4. ^ Dodd, Jan (31 August 2011). "Enlight signs agreements for 50 MW Golan Heights' projects". Windpower Monthly. Israel. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  5. ^ Shaul, Daniella (9 September 2011). מהלך להקמת טורבינות רוח במשקים חקלאיים בגולן [Move to erect wind turbines on agricultural farms in the Golan]. Shishi BaGolan (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011. אנחנו אמנם מעריכים שיהיו אילוצים עימם נצטרך להתמודד מול משרד הביטחון, אך מקווים להתגבר.
  6. ^ Cohen, Hadi (November 10, 2015). "נחנך הפרויקט הסולארי הגדול בישראל: יספק חשמל ל-18 אלף בתים" [Largest Solar Project in Israel Inaugurated: Will Provide Electricity to 18 Thousand Homes]. Globes. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Azran, Eran (18 January 2013). "Market report: Wall Street plays bull, bear". Haaretz. Retrieved 19 January 2013. The power station, using photovoltaic technology, will receive about 62 agorot per kilowatt hour over a 20-year period, based on a decision by Israeli regulators.
  8. ^ Yeshayahu, Kobi (17 January 2013). מניית היום: מזנקת בכ-21% בעקבות אישור לפרויקט גדול. Globes (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  9. ^ Gabizon, Yoram (June 10, 2018). "פרויקט אנרגיית הרוח הגדול בישראל יוצא לדרך - יניב 105 מיליון שקל בשנה" [Largest Wind Energy Project in Israel Commences – Will Bring In NIS 105 Million Per Year]. TheMarker (in Hebrew). Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Enlight buys Swedish wind farm for €435m". Globes. October 12, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  11. ^ Energy, Enlight Renewable. "Enlight Energizes Project Björnberget, One of the Largest Wind Farms in Europe". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2022-11-15.
  12. ^ "Enlight Renewable Energy to acquire majority stake in Clēnera". www.power-technology.com. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Business Model". Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011. Enlight's integrated core capabilities have resulted in a company capable of vertical integration providing Enlight a competitive advantage in the market, which is expressed in reduced licensing timeframes, categorizing projects according to quotas and ensuring higher return on investments for the company, its customers and partners.
  14. ^ Tzipori, Tali (10 January 2013). חברה על הכוונת: אנלייט אנרגיה צריכה רק יותר שמש. Globes (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Eurocom cleantech subsidiary begins TASE trading". Globes. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  16. ^ Udasin, Sharon (24 August 2011). "Local firm to construct more Golan Heights wind turbines". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  17. ^ Weinreb, Gali (14 October 2009). "Elovitch to buy Enlight Renewable Energy". Globes. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.

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