Arava Power and 11 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, August 23 – September 1, 2009

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During the past week, Siemens bought a 40% stake in Arava Power while BrightSource Energy broke ground for a solar-steam farm that will partially power a Chevron oil field in California. Israel continues to face water shortage problems and an Israeli company has  developed a plastic bottle that disintegrates. For these stories and the rest of this week’s 11 cleantech headlines, check below.

Investment and Economy
Giza makes first Taiwan investment

Israel’s economy returned to growth in 2Q

Siemens buys 40% stake in Arava Power

Solar
Chevron taps solar-powered steam to get more oil

Israel Pioneering Use of “Bottled” Solar Energy Has Many Following Suit

Water
New desal technology goes inland to evaporate brackish water

2009 World Water Week Honors Young Turkish and Israeli Innovators

In Israel
Draft tender published for Negev wind farms

Israel’s main source of water faces dire shortage

Israeli company develops disintegrating plastic bottle

Israel Will Increase Solar Energy Capacity with New Feed-In Tariff

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