Under Highway Piezoelectric “Generators” Could Provide Power to Propel Electric Cars

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Piezoelectric  crystal generators may one day power electric cars as well. The infrastructure needed to provide power for Better Place and other types of electric cars may soon get a boost with a unique form of under-roadway generators being developed by the Innowattech Company and the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology. The project being […]

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Israel PM Declares 155 MW Wind Farm on Golan Heights a ‘National Project’

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A new “crop” of 70 turbines is slated to be planted in the contested Golan Heights. Earlier this year, we reported here about a partnership between the Israeli company Multimatrix and the U.S. energy company AES to build a wind farm on the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the state’s blessing to […]

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Researchers Get Potatoes Off The Couch And Powered Up

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Cheap, and widely available in most countries of the world all year round, potatoes make an ideal source of power. Potatoes offer more than just a valuable source of nutrition, now they can also power your lights and computers, say Israeli researchers. The scientists from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) have discovered that potatoes can […]

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Nano ‘Stars of David’ Offer Promise of Using Sunlight to Make ‘Green’ Fuel

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This nanoparticle, 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, could star in clean energy applications. Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created an artificial nanoparticle that looks like a six-pointed Star of David and offers potential for environmental applications, including use as photocatalysts for separating hydrogen from water to create clean fuel.

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Turkey’s New Step Towards Wind Energy in Balıkesir

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On the heels of  Turkey’s  smart-grid connection to Europe, the country announces that it will host a new wind-turbine factory in the Western province. News moves quickly in the blogosphere. Roughly two weeks ago we reported Turkey’s new “smart-grid” connection to Europe, which is expected to not only improve the country’s own renewable energy sector, […]

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Can Shmuel Ovadia’s SDE Wave Energy Compete with World’s Largest Wave Power Hub?

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Wave energy may be Mankind’s future energy resource. Generating electricity from ocean currents and waves is still far from being an accomplished reality, despite efforts being made by innovators like Shmuel Ovada and his SDE wave energy company. But now, the idea of using the tremendous power of the sea to create energy is much […]

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Bridging Syria’s Bio-Tech Gap

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Syria’s building its environmental research infrastructure one Masters at a time In addition to de-congesting its markets, albeit at the expense of certain locals, and improving local and foreign knowledge about Syria’s extraordinary biodiversity, the country appears to be taking important steps to educating their public about environmental issues. Often the unsung heroes spend their […]

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Spain’s Solaer is Bullish on Israel’s PV Market, Hopes to Win 10% Market Share

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Solaer sees ‘huge potential’ for solar arrays in Israel. After building a number of photovoltaic solar facilities in Spain, the Spanish renewable energy company Solaer is now exploring several other sunny markets, including Israel. In fact, Solaer’s founder and CEO, Ignacio Arganza Alvaro, told the Israeli business newspaper Globes that his company hopes to achieve a […]

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Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Israeli Bees and 7 More Headlines

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Pollution off Israel’s coast, investments in water tech, a green future and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. During the week of September 1, 2010, water management tech company TaKaDu was named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011. The price of lithium batteries has plunged, which is good news for Better Place and […]

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Greening Your Flat Screens With Lab-Grown Organic LEDs

Growing their own light sources: TAU scientists develop organic, enviro-friendly LEDs. Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they’re used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. With flat screen TVs getting bigger and cheaper every year, environmental […]

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