Housing giant Amidar mulls solar panels on roofs

The company owns and manages 72,000 housing units of various types.

Amidar Israel National Housing Company will install solar panels on the roofs of its properties. The company owns and manages 72,000 housing units of various types, including public housing, development authority properties, housing for new immigrants, and assisted living facilities, as well as its own offices in several cities. Taken together, this adds up to considerable potential for solar energy installations.

Sources inform ''Globes'' that Amidar's board, under chairman David Magen, has approved the plan, and intends to launch a solar electricity pilot at three buildings in Beersheva. The pilot will later be expanded to ten buildings at various locations in central I, including Bat Yam and Rehovot.

If the pilot is a success, Amidar will install solar energy facilities at suitable sites nationwide, including its own premises. I first solar energy facilities will be installed at three buildings in Beersheva: on the 350-square meter roof at the company headquarters, and at two assisted living facilities.

Published by Globes [online], I business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 27, 2009

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