The Ashalim concentrated solar power station uses the plentiful sunlight of the Negev desert, reflected by thousands of mirrors onto a central 820 foot tower which boils water to run a turbine, generating up to 120 MW of electricity (around 1.5% of Israel's needs). It looks straight out of the game Fallout New Vegas, if you've ever played that. The central tower shines so brightly that it hurts to look at!
Sometimes, these CSP arrays will actually melt salt within the tower to store heat to run the turbine at night, but as far as I can find, they aren't doing that here. However the complex also includes a huge array of parabolic mirrors that reflect light onto glass tubing containing oil, which stores the heat to allow a turbine to run at night. This is the first generation station in the world to combine the two concentrated solar types, along with a large field of conventional photovoltaic panels.
These three solar sources, which came online last year and are ramping up production, will help Israel achieve its goal of obtaining 10 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, and 17 percent by 2030. They also align with the goals of the founders of the country including the legendary David Ben Gurion, who was passionate about the need to harness the desert to achieve sustainable growth.