The city of Eilat and the Hevel Eilot Regional Council are located at the southern-most tip of the State of Israel. Together they comprise 13% of the area of Israel, with just 0.85% of the population. Concern about global warming, abundant sunlight, the open spaces and residents interested in sustainable development all led the region to focus on the field of renewable energy in order to leverage regional development.
The Eilat – Eilot renewable energy project aspires to turn the region into an international center for development of technologies for production of renewable energy, while at the same time making the region energy independent, and free of fossil fuel and carbon emissions by 2020. This project will turn the region into one which imports energy to energy exporters and one which will also serve as an international knowledge center, putting breakthrough technologies on display. Together all of the above will help to realize the vision for a Sun Valley in the southern Arava.