Young Israeli Clean Tech Innovators to Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Young Israeli entrepreneurs contribute their cleantech ideas to Global Entrepreneurship Week. Global Entrepreneurial Week, a worldwide initiative that hopes to inspire the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial people to “generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things” is taking place next week (November 14th-19th).  Throughout this week around 40,000 events are expected […]

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France’s Alstom Enters Joint Venture to Invest in Israeli Cleantech Technology

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Alstom, which is providing the trams for the Jerusalem Light Rail project, will invest in Israeli cleantech The French energy company Alstom, which recently acquired a 10% stake in the solar company BrightSource, is embarking on another green project in Israel, TheMarker reported this week. In a joint venture with Rotem Industries (the business arm […]

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Israeli Officers to Be Trained at Green Training Base

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Green pushups anyone? Hybrid jeeps and other “green” training equipment will now be used to train future Israel Defense Force officers The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are now extending their green military programs (like solar energy chargers) to training future officers at a special “green” training base in the country’s Negev desert region. In a […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: LAN-cancer link and 9 More Headlines

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Water shortages caused by malfunctioning, wind power in Israel, Better Place in San Francisco and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. During the past week, Israeli researchers released findings that supports the link between Light At Night (LAN) pollution and cancer. European leaders convened in Israel to discuss R&D and a new […]

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Phoebus Energy Offers A Hybrid Heating System for Hotels and Hospitals

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Using heat pumps and expert data analysis, Phoebus is installing their energy saving solution at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. They promise to offer energy savings, an ROI after 2 to 3 years. Some of the highest energy costs for large facilities today, especially in the hotel hospitality and health care industries, stem from their […]

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BrightSource NRG Team Up to Break Ground on World’s Largest Thermal Solar Plant

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Endorsed by Obama, BrightSource as a leading solar energy innovator. The company broke ground this week. California’s solar energy future is looking to become a lot brighter: an agreement was just made between the BrightSource Energy Company, and the US Fortune 500 company NRG Energy LLC. The joint project, a 392 megawatt solar thermal power plant, […]

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Imagine H2O Contest Looking For The Most Promising Water Startups

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Imagine H20 is offering $100,000 to the startup with the most promising efficient water treatment technology. Imagine H2O, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the world’s water problems through an annual contest, recently launched its second annual water competition. Focused on the water-energy nexus this year, the competition is open to startups throughout the […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Solar Power Wars and 10 More Headlines

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BrightSource’s latest deals, Tel Aviv’s light rail, EUREKA in Israel and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Innowattech and the Israel National Roads Company (INRC) have developed a new technology that can detect overloaded trucks without their having to stop. Natural building techniques are being reintroduced to Bedouins in Israel’s south and […]

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Iran’s First Annual International Clean Energy Conference

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening in cleantech in Iran, here’s your event: The First International Clean Energy Conference will be held from February 23 to 24 in Kerman, Iran. The main focus of the conference will be on the latest technological developments in clean tech energy projects. Also issues related to electric power distribution […]

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Vision Signs MoU with SolFocus for 8 CPV Solar Plants in Saudi Arabia

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SolFocus CPV receivers will catch some rays in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has taken another step toward integrating solar power into its energy mix: Vision Electro Mechanical Co. (Vision) has signed an MoU with California-based SolFocus to build eight solar power stations in the kingdom, starting with a 130-kilowatt solar plant in the Bahra industrial complex […]

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Israeli EUREKA Chair Hosts EU Reps and Promotes Cleantech R&D

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Israel chairs EUREKA this year and puts clean tech on the table. The EU-based EUREKA network is an organization that seeks to promote international, market-oriented research and innovation by supporting a variety of enterprises, industries, and research institutions.  EUREKA’s support enables these organizations to introduce new products and services that better the market and, in […]

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BrightSource, Alstom Partner on Solar Thermal

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BrightSource Energy is expected to go public in 2011. Israeli solar energy company BrightSource Energy and French power company Alstom have partnered to build solar thermal power plants throughout the Mediterranean and in Africa. The plants will use BrightSource’s solution that relies on thousands of mirrors all focused on a central tower with a water […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Google Power and 7 More Headlines

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The benefits of algae, GreenRoad’s new competitor, agricultural production forecasts and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. During the past week Google revealed that it’s been working on self-driving cars. Around the same time GreenRoad’s founder and Chief of Safety announced he is leaving the company. Is Google in his future? Solar […]

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Better Place Gets a “Charge” With GE Partnership

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GE’s  handsome designer car charging post the Watt Station even “talks” to drivers! Entrepreneur Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car battery exchange infrastructure projects will probably get a new “power boost” vi an announced partnership with the American General Electric Company (GE) to develop electric car infrastructures in the USA and other locations, according to  the NY […]

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First Transit Implements GreenRoad Technology

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GreenRoad’s founder and Chief of Safety Hod Fleishman is leaving the company. Is Google his next destination? Fresh off making the “Global Cleantech 100″ Guardian List, Israel’s GreenRoad announced this week that First Transit, the operator of San Diego’s North County Transit District (NCTD), has implemented GreenRoad’s GreenRoad 360™ solution in its fleet of buses. GreenRoad […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Sustainable Nuclear Energy and 8 More Headlines

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A possible solution to Israel’s water crisis, Israel’s slow adoption of renewable energy, self-sustaining nuclear energy and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Oregon’s governor will be heading a delegation to Israel later this month to check out Israeli cleantech opportunities. Israel and Canada are set to collaborate on birding and the […]

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Oregon’s Governor Looks for Clean Tech Opportunities in Israel

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Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski (left) will be “fishing” for clean tech and high-tech opportunities in Israel later this month. Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski, a Democrat, will be coming to Israel for an 8-day trade mission later this month. Like other American politicians, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger included, Kulongoski is looking to meet with Israeli clean tech companies, high-tech cos, […]

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Vinod Khosla: When “Environmentalists” Get In The Way of Clean Tech Progress

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They have the power to stop multi-million solar installations in the Mojave Desert and shut down coal-powered factories for a day and sometimes forever. But celebrity clean tech investor Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems from Khosla Ventures, says that environmentalists, though with good intentions can “do more damage than they know.”

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: BrightSource Energy and 9 More Headlines

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A new clean tech center in Israel’s south, Israeli-Palestinian collaboration on clean water, investment trends and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Construction on a proposed wind farm in the Golan Heights is set to begin soon. BrightSource Energy received an unexpected shout out from US President Barack Obama and SolarEdge raised […]

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Israel’s SolarEdge Raises $25 Million And Keeps Its Edge

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SolarEdge recently secured $25 million in VC funding that it will use to maintain its lead in the PV optimizer market despite steep competition from companies within Israel and abroad. Unaffected by a global decrease in venture capital investments in cleantech, Israeli solar energy company SolarEdge has successfully raised $25 million in a Series C round […]

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