A Solar Panel That Washes Itself

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TAU’s nanosized “forest of peptides” can be used as the basis for self-cleaning windows and more efficient batteries. It’s cleaning up space junk, and is giving us lab-on-chip biofilters for detecting contamination. Now nanotechnology has produced a coating for windows or solar panels that repels grime and dirt. Expanded battery storage capacities for the next […]

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ETV Motors Makes Jet Turbine Engine to Recharge Battery Packs in Electric Cars

ETV Motors claims their recently unveiled proof-of-concept vehicle can run for 50 miles on one charge. Watch their video, courtesy of ISRAEL21c. The new ETV jet turbine engine generates its own electricity to recharge the battery pack and is different from the Prius and other hybrids (read the pleasure of owning one) because “it’s always […]

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Agrotop's Green Henhouse Hotel For Humane Poultry That Matches EU Standards

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Chickens won’t cluck at this: Aside from making life more comfortable for the hens, Agrotop’s henhouse incorporates wind and solar power, recycles wastewater, and even processes chicken waste into biofuel. Chicken is a consumer favorite all over the world, but many people aren’t happy with the way chicken arrives at their table – both from […]

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CNBC On Israel's Clean Tech Potential For America

Appearing on CNBC, serial entrepreneur Jon Medved mentions the thousand or so clean tech start-ups in Israel. He’s also talking about the tried tested and true clean tech companies: In geothermal energy, the largest in the world is Israel’s Ormat (ORA) which trades on the NASDAQ. Medved discusses the solar companies Solel and BrightSource. Solel […]

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A Lightning Strike in Africa Helps Take the Pulse of the Sun

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Could Prof. Colin Price’s new discovery become a new tool for monitoring the effects of climate change? Sunspots, which rotate around the sun’s surface, tell us a great deal about our own planet. Scientists rely on them, for instance, to measure the sun’s rotation or to prepare long-range forecasts of the Earth’s health. But there […]

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Meet Israel’s Green Bedouin Ahmed Amrani

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The first thing visitors to the Bedouin town of Rahat notice is the litter. Household garbage lies strewn at the sides of treeless streets. When the wind picks up, plastic bags, newspapers and sacks billow across the surrounding desert wasteland. Discarded construction materials mar the landscape. “First you have to understand why they throw litter […]

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Optical "Soil Dipstick" Forecasts the Health of Farms, Forests and the Planet

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According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever — melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming’s effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel Aviv University invention, a real-time “Optical Soil Dipstick” (OSD), may help solve the mystery […]

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Dow Licenses BioPetroClean's Tech To Gobble Up Oil In Wastewater

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Even the CEO was initially skeptical about BioPetroClean’s simple and effective solution for cleaning up industrial wastewater, but it works; and now Dow Chemicals is onboard. The idea that microscopic bacteria could cheaply and efficiently cleanse oceans of industrial wastewater may seem far-fetched. But it is just this premise that launched BioPetroClean, a Texas-based cleantech […]

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Global Cleantech 100 Includes 5 Israeli Companies

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Israel was the only Middle East representation to make the new Global Cleantech 100 list, and according to the survey 5 companies made the cut.  According to the search engine on the Guardian, only 4 made the cut, they are water purification company AqWise, solar company Solel Solar Systems, energy storage company EnStorage, wind energy gear […]

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Aqua Soft's Drone Plane Collects Water From Air, Drops It As Rain

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Global warming increasingly threatens humankind’s reliance on rainfall, but now an Israeli inventor has come up with an ingenious solution to diminishing water sources: a hovering unmanned plane powered by solar energy that harvests water from the air and drops it to the ground as rainwater. The idea may sound wacky, but Mayer Fitoussi, CEO […]

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Tooth Enamel Biomimicry Inspires Lighter, More Fuel Efficient Planes and Spacecraft

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It’s been a mystery: how can our teeth withstand such an enormous amount of pressure, over many years, when tooth enamel is only about as strong as glass? A new study by Prof. Herzl Chai of Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering and his colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and […]

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Israel Cleantech Ventures and Capricorn Invest in Green Flame Retardants

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Israel Cleantech Ventures and Capricorn Venture Partners announced today that they have invested $6 million in FRX Polymers, the manufacturer of a new, environmentally friendly family of inherently flame retardant plastics. FRX’s products are finding markets as polymeric flame retardant additives and as “stand-alone” inherently flame retardant engineering plastics. FRX Polymers is currently in the […]

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Pollution in a Promised Land: Alon Tal on Israel and the Environment

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Here in Israel a few months ago we celebrated Yom Ha’atzma’ut or Independence Day with fireworks, barbecues, and mutual congratulations on how much we’ve achieved in 61 years –– absorbing millions of immigrants, sustaining a vibrant democracy, building a dynamic economy –– and a certain amount of soul-searching about how much we still haven’t: peace, intra-Jewish […]

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Sunday And Ormat Build Largest Solar Roof in the Middle East

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Sunday Energy, a solar energy service provider in Israel, and Ormat Technologies, one of the world’s largest geothermal power solutions companies, recently announced they will build a 1MWp photovoltaic solar installation on the roof of Ormat’s factory in Yavne, Israel. Once complete, the 16,000 square meter installation will be the largest PV roof in the […]

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