And the sun also rises…
Israelis are world-leaders in inventing solar energy solutions –– for today and tomorrow. To help you find the solution for your home, the business partner you need, or the company you’ve been dreaming about investing in, follow some of Green Prophet’s recommended links.
3GSolar is a leading developer of solar energy using DSC (dye solar cell) photovoltaic technology with first applications for off-grid rural areas. DSC is a cost-effective alternative to silicon and thin film-based systems, providing an environmentally-friendly solution that produces electricity efficiently even in low light conditions.
::3G Solar Website
Amcor Solar Energies Ltd.
Amcor Solar Energies – a subsidiary of the Ashtrom Group – is a leading producer of Solar and Electrical heating systems for the Israeli and international markets. The main countries of Export are Jamaica, Spain, Greece, Denmark and parts of the former USSR. With over 30 years experience in designing, developing and manufacturing, the company has put together a comprehensive line of high quality Solar Collectors, Solar and Electrical Tanks all approved by the Israeli Institute of Standards (I.I.S). The focus of the company is mainly on heating solutions for domestic and industrial usage.
Arava Power Company
The Arava Power Company (APC) will produce renewable energy in the Arava region and sell it to the residents of the Arava and the Israel Electric Company. The creation of Arava Power is part of the regional initiative to make the Arava the Silicon Valley of renewable energy.
The company dominates the Israeli market in which 85% of the households rely on thermal solar systems for hot water. With three distribution centers, and more than 150 independent authorized local dealers, the company provides a nationwide network for sales, installation and customer service.
Di.S.P.’s device produces electricity and heat using sun tracking Miniature PhotoVoltaic Concentrators. It is a comprehensive (CHP) system with approximately 75% efficiency, intended for on-grid customers. In good solar conditions the system can deliver as much as 40% more electricity than competing photovoltaic systems as well as large amounts of heat at high temperature (above 100 degrees Celsius). This high quality heat is suitable for steam generation, cooling and Air Conditioning (using absorption cooling), space and water heating and process heat.
EDIG Solar has developed an advanced solar-hybrid gas-turbine engine (IP protected) founded upon its long lasting relationship with the Weizmann Institute of Science. The system offers a unique modular solution to green power generation, comprising small Base Units (100kW each) that are strung together, building up into a large power plant, tailored to the customers’ needs (see Fig.1). When the available sunlight is not sufficient (during cloud cover or at night), the system operates on any alternative fuel source (fossil fuel, bio fuel), thereby guaranteeing an uninterrupted power supply, 24hr/day.
To provide turn-key services, using our accumulated experience and up-to-date technology, for the design, installation and operation of reliable, efficient and competitive thermo-solar power plants.
::Enert Global Website
EWA Technologies Group
EWA Technologies Group (EWA: for Earth, Water, Air), is developing a solar powered air conditioning system that converts solar energy to a low cost energy system that harnesses the sun’s power and uses it to create cooling.EWA’s solar cooling process is basically simple: A special solar collector collects and stores solar energy, and then transforms the accumulated energy into effective cooling. A special granular material, placed within the solar collector, reacts with a special liquid cooling fluid that send cool air into a room or office in a process similar to an inter cooling radiator system in an automobile.
IC Green Energy
IC Green Energy (ICG), a member of Israel Corp. Group, is a new ambitious player in the alternative energy market. ICG’s activities are planned to span the globe.Our focus is primarily on renewable energy sources, such as biofuel (biodiesel & ethanol), solar energy and the production of Biofuel and energy from biomass. We are seeking opportunities in both developed and developing nations, pursuing potential M&As and partnerships with like-minded businesses.
::IC Green Energy Website
Designs and installs systems ranging from small photovoltaic units powering irrigation controllers, electric fences and street lights, through complete home electric systems and up to multi-kilowatt power systems such as a grid-connected tracking array or solar power supply installations for microwave and radio communication stations.
LUZ II (a subsidiary of Brightsource Energy) plants generate electrical power by using solar energy to convert water to superheated steam. Solar fields reflect sunlight onto a receiver located on the top of a Power Tower. Each Power Tower module is linked by pipelines to a central location where superheated steam and electricity are produced. The first installation is being built in Israel as a pilot plant. The plant will commence operations in 2008. A series of 100 MW and 200 MW commercial solar power plants are scheduled to come on line in 2010.
::Luz II Website
Millennium Electric T.O.U Ltd.
Designs, develops, installs and provides Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems and a wide variety of solar energy related services in Israel and throughout the world. Products include Multi Solar Systems that both generate electricity and produce hot water.
::Millennium Solar Website
The technological concept chosen by MST is “concentrated sun energy”, as a means to reduce solar cells area (a major cost factor in flat panel solar plants) coupled with multi-junction solar cells. Actual most performant cell was announced in July 2003 by Spectrolab, having an efficiency of 37%
These two technologies, when combined, will be at the basis of the cost reduction planned by MST. The major cost reduction element will be achieved by the erection of an automatic production and assembly lines.
We all know the benefits in using the free reliable energy coming from the sun. Heating water by sun radiation can eliminate high, on-going monthly fuel costs, using a safe and clean energy source. Since 1977, PLASTIC MAGEN develops and produces an all plastic solar collector, used mainly as a swimming pool water heater and as pre-heating systems for industrial and domestic hot water supply. Solar collectors made by PLASTIC MAGEN are sold, all over the world, for more than 25 years under the brand names HELIOCOL and SUNSTAR.
::Plastic Magen Website
Pythagoras Solar is focused on dramatically changing the economics of photovoltaic technology through innovation that changes some of the basic technical principles behind the discipline. To accomplish its goals, the company is working to combine software models, optic design, semiconductor processes, materials science, and mass manufacturing techniques to build highly durable, cost effective solar energy products.
::Pythagorus Solar Website
SolarEdge develops a unique power harvesting solution providing unsurpassed performance in real-life scenarios. It will lower the average cost per watt in any typical photovoltaic installation via increased wattage and lower costs, provide for easier and cheaper installation, and help make Photovoltaic (PV) installations relevant in more sites.
The Solel team has the organization, the resources and the project management capabilities needed to design, manufacture and install solar fields for large scale power generation. Longstanding, field-proven experience with parabolic trough solar thermal plants has brought the cost of kWhe produced to competitive market levels. Led by a team of solar professionals, Solel’s engineering staff combines proven experience with field-tested know-how and draws on more than twenty years of solar thermal research and commercial implementations. Solel employs more than 280 people in their Beit Shemesh, Israel headquarters and has a West Coast U.S. subsidiary.
Xjet’s vision is to redefine solar cells cost efficiency through the introduction of innovative, next generation deposition technologies. Helping an oil free world future, the Solar Energy industry has to dramatically grow its capacity and accelerate its cost reduction. Xjet is among the first companies in the world to focus on the solar fab and provide the solar cell manufacturers with dedicated highly efficient tools. Xjet’s deposition tools will dramatically impact, fab throughout, yeild and cost. Xjet’s strong market alliances throughout the solar value chain, ensure seamless integration into the solar fab.
::Xjet Press Release
ZenithSolar has developed a modular and easily scalable high concentration photovoltaic system (HCPV).
The core technology is based on a unique, proprietary optical design that extracts the maximum energy with minimal ‘real estate’. The system provides both high amounts of electricity and high temperatures of useful heat – that can address vertical co-generation applications. Using widely available materials and processes with a complete vertical integration production practice, ZenithSolar employs very cost effective mass manufacturing capabilities.
::Zenith Solar Website
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