Lebanon and United Nations to Develop Solar Energy Projects

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Lebanon’s Energy Ministry plans to work with the UN’s regional development project, UNDP to use solar energy for both heating and energy in various parts of the country, reports the UPI. The UN agency currently has at least 25 development projects ongoing in Lebanon, with at least two of them involving solar energy. We’ve already […]

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VIDEO: Meet Israeli Water Technologies from Watec

Interviewing Oded Distel from NewTech, and many others Harvey Stein from ISRAEL21c goes to the Watec conference a few weeks ago. Here is his video on water savings technologies. Companies featured include Takadu (smart grid technology), see the poop pellets of Applied Cleantech; there is also Solaris Synergy, solar panels that float on water. Enjoy […]

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Palestine’s First Solar Thermal Plant at Talitha Kumi School in Beit Jala

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The prospects of solar energy are heating up in Palestine. Rachel reports on a new solar thermal plant at Beit Jala school. The Talitha Kumi school in Beit Jala, Palestine just became home to Palestine’s first solar thermal plant for warm water supply and central heating, Green Prophet learns. The 200 square-meter plant, which went […]

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Could America's SEIA Solar Energy Bill Catch the Sun in the Middle East?

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The SEIA: Will their Solar Bill of Rights become reality? Could it work in the Middle East? Solar energy as one of the world’s best alternative energy sources is already an important discussion topic during the ongoing COP 15 conference in Copenhagen. One group in particular, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is  pushing the […]

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The UN Tells Israel to Produce More Solar Power

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Aora fires up its “sun” flower in the desert. But Israel is not doing enough for itself, says UN. Despite successful companies like Solel and BrightSource, Israel itself is not producing enough power from solar energy, says Cristophe Bouvier, the regional director for Europe at the UN Environment Program, who recently summoned an Israeli delegate […]

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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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Leading TransBioDiesel as a Catalyst for Change in the Middle East

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Israeli-Arab Dr. Sobhi Basheer of TransBioDiesel: using his experience with enzymes to replace conventional polluting practices. Many people today know that science can make biofuel from organic waste. But what a large percentage of people don’t realize is that the biofuel process actually creates pollution and waste. Looking to minimize the damage, and set an […]

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Capstone and Israel's HelioFocus Get Grants To Fire Up Solar Powered Micro-Turbines

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Captsone’s microturbine could be fired up by solar power in new project with Heliofocus. California based Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST) and Israel based HelioFocus Ltd,  have entered into an agreement to develop a micro-turbine to produce power from concentrated solar energy.  The project is being funded in part with a $800,000 grant from the B.I.R.D Foundation, […]

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Masdar and Partners To Undergo Solar PV Feasibility Study in Abu Dhabi's Masdar City

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Masdar starts testing feasibility of solar energy at eco city. Will Abu Dhabi’s dust let the sunshine in? Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy  Company, Masdar,  and Spain’s Instituto De Sistemas Fotovoltaicos de Concentracion S.A. (ISFOC) have signed an agreement to conduct a test and study concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technologies in the Emirate’s unique subtropical climate. Although blessed […]

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California's PG&E Looks to Invest up to $1.5 Billion in BrightSource and Alt Energy Plants

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PG&E says it will more than a billion in alternative energy projects. California’s mega utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is keen on using solar and wind energy to provide electric power for America’s most populous state. Despite a number of objections by both environmentalists (who say wind farms are dangerous to birds and […]

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Toronto's Stock Exchange Courts Israeli Clean Tech

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The Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference reports that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the TSX) is looking to develop relationships with Israeli clean tech companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange offers the world’s largest market for clean tech companies, and the world’s eighth largest stock exchange, according to the release. Israeli companies, especially hi-tech and biotech companies […]

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Water and 9 Israel-related Cleantech Headlines, Week of November 15, 2009

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During the week of November 15, 2009, the 2009 WATEC water conference took place in Tel Aviv. Israel plans to desalinate Cypriot water and Green Prophet wrote about two companies that are generating power from leaks in water pipes. For these stories and the rest of this week’s 9 Israel-related cleantech headlines, see below. Solar […]

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CuraPipe Systems Hires "Pigs" to Repair Leaky Pipelines

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Internal pinhole cracks get repaired by Curapipe’s little pig train. Small, pin-hole leaks in water, oil, and other types of pipelines often result in substantial fluid losses as well as environmental damage. It now appears that an Israeli company CuraPipe Systems has invented a unique way to seal pinhole leaks in water and other types of […]

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Applied CleanTech Creates Fuel With Every Flush

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Applied CleanTech’s Sewage Recycling System is turning sewage into a fertile source of energy. It may not make for dinnertime conversation, but sewage – human, agricultural and industrial – is an enormous untapped energy source. It represents some of the world’s finest biological matter, and in America, as elsewhere, it is literally going down the […]

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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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Arad Group and Leviathan Energy Find Leaks and Generate Power from Water Pipes

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The WATEC conference is now on in Tel Aviv. Let’s look at some new technologies attempting to collect energy with every flush, and to detect leaky pipes with drone planes. (Above: Gadi Hareli from Leviathan- Reuters) Imagine being able to detect leaks and water pipes and create hydro-electric power at the same time. Two Israeli […]

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Dow Chemical and Saudi Arabia's KAUST University Vow To Clean Up Environment

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Dow Chemical Company, a worldwide leader in the global chemical industry, and sponsor of the 2010 Dow Live Earth Run for Water, has entered into agreements with the new Saudi Arabian King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)  for developing cleaner, new routes for producing chemical derivatives. The two are also looking into ways […]

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California's Governator In Israel To Sign Clean Tech Co-op Deal

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Five years ago this past May, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced five Israeli companies as part of his plan to create more than 800 new jobs in California. He urged dozens of other Israeli corporate executives to invest and expand their businesses in the state. “I promised I would travel the world to sell California […]

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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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