Israel’s Bedouin Want Their Rightful Share of the Sun

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It would create jobs and better dividends for the marginalized Bedouin in Israel’s Negev Desert. So will the Israeli Government allot a lease-land quota for solar energy on Bedouin-settled land? Arava Power, based on an Israeli kibbutz, recently signed a solar energy land lease deal with Israeli Bedouin (previously nomadic people). The deal, it seems […]

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5 Israeli Fresh Food Markets – Traditional, Farmer's and Organic

Tel Aviv Carmel Market. Above image via esme Visitors to Israel’s best fruit and vegetable markets already know the country’s two most famous landmarks: The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which winds down from trendy Sheinkin Street right down the Mediterranean the Sea. And Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market, which anthropologically speaking, is most interesting on […]

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Boutique Solar Panels Fit For Mosques, Pipelines and Airports

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Naps Systems Oy, a Finnish solar panel company is providing boutique solar panel services to the Middle East. They mix aesthetics, quality and service with good green energy. Working with airports in Morocco (above picture) and gas pipelines in Libya to prevent corrosion, the Finnish solar panel producer and integrator Naps Systems Oy is comfortable […]

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Engineers Without Borders (Middle East) Build Biowaste Reactors in Nepal

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Engineering students from Israel’s Technion have developed an anaerobic digester to help solve fuel and pollution problems in Nepal. Inspired by a lecture from Bernard Amadei, a US engineer from Colombia University who founded Engineers Without Borders, a group of 30 Israeli engineering students decided to open a chapter and a goodwill project of their […]

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BrightView's Inline Quality Control "X-Ray" for Solar Panel Manufacturers

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It’s like an X-ray machine for solar panel quality control. For hybrid cars, wind power, and solar energy technology, there’s more than just creative innovation involved in producing the batteries, generators and panels needed to drive the technologies forward. Reasonably-priced quality control processes are necessary so that the elements of new renewable energy technologies can […]

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Preserving Acre's History, Heritage and People

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A living conservation laboratory (above): a new partnership with Rome will boost Acre’s efforts to protect its ancient history, making it more sustainable architecturally and for its residents and visitors. Declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations (UNESCO), for more than 20 years the Israeli city of Acre (pronounced “Akko” by the locals) […]

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Volcano and Hurricane Damages Ormat's Guatemala Geothermal Plant, Minimal Damage and No Lives Lost

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How geothermal energy wells look, and work. Image via Academic.evergreen With contacts and plants in place around the world, Ormat founded in Israel and headquartered in the US, reports that its geothermal plant in Guatemala has sustained volcano and then tropical storm damage. Ormat which is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ORMT) […]

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Cooped Up With Vertigo

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Members of Vertigo dance troupe in Israel have set up a dance studio in old chicken coops on Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed Hey. In most places it’s a 1958 Hitchcock movie, or a word to describe a dizzy sort of feeling, but in Israel, Vertigo is a world-renowned dance troupe that was founded in Jerusalem about […]

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