"What is unique is that we are trying to convert the entire village to a modern solar village, not just installing individual systems to run telephones, like they do in Africa," Gil Nezer, Interdan's marketing director, told ISRAEL21c.
What this system can't support are air conditioners and heaters which would quickly consume all the stored up energy.
Generators are still used at night.
"The hope is to reduce the use of generators once the whole village is connected to solar panels," says Nezer. "The main thing is that we can use electricity during the day."
That fact has already stared changing the lives of the residents.
Housewife Tagrid Abu Hamad shows us around her spacious home which has been outfitted with one of the solar systems.
"Now the kids have something to do during the day - they can watch TV or use the computer. I don't have to worry about them,"
she told ISRAEL21c. "We used to light candles, and this is dangerous."
Tagrid's neighbor, Nasser Abu Hamad, agrees. "This is particularly important for the children. Instead of roaming around outside, and the parents not knowing where they are, they can watch TV or use the computer. And it helps them study."
Now with the installation of solar electricity systems, after relying on noisy, unstable and polluting private generators for years, the residents will be able to use household appliances powered by natural "green" electricity, even at night or on cloudy days.
So far, the system - manufactured by the Canadian company Xantrex - has been installed in 20 of the 100 households, the science and computer rooms of the local school, the mosque and the streetlights in the village.
The village is also now illuminated with street lights powered by solar panels atop poles fixed along the streets. Abu Hamad says that in the past it was uncomfortable coming home late at night. "Everything was shut down and dark. now the village is lit up and you can see everything. There's a feeling of more security."
Also visible at night for the first time is the village mosque - its green dome dramatically lit up. Abu Hamad is convinced this is the first mosque in the world that is powered by solar panels.
The long process by which the Drijat families decided who would get the initial units had its own social dynamics.
The key was how many family members were living in a house, but those with seriously ill family members were pushed to the top of the list.
The requirements for solar energy - sun, wind and high levels of radiation - are readily available in the region, but have been left largely untapped for energy production.
Interdan's Nezer says the company hopes Drijat will serve as a model for spreading solar electricity throughout Israel.