While the turbine supplier has not yet been decided, the machines will likely have a rated power of 2-3MW, says Eli Ben-Dov, general manager of Afcon EB Wind Energy. Ben-Dov is one of the investors in the project, alongside unnamed American investors and local communities on whose land the turbines will stand.
Kinetic Energies-Alternative Electrical Energies has to fulfill certain conditions in order to secure final planning approval and an electricity production licence.
These include holding a public enquiry and agreeing to paint the turbines a colour approved by the defence ministry to make the machines more visible to airforce pilots.
The developer hopes to achieve commercial operation in 2015.
Granting of a construction permit for the project follows last month's announcement that an existing project in the Golan Heights would be repowered.