"Highway 6" Construction Firm Makes Big Bid on Solel's Solar Energy Tech

solel-solar-panel-field-photo-aerial-500x4001.jpg

Solar tech innovators in Israel seem to be always looking West for investment dollars, but in a surprising move, Israel’s Housing & Construction company –– Israel’s largest construction firm –– said it has made an offer to buy a significant stake in Solel Systems. This is the same company that played a role in the construction of […]

Read more

Solar Company Tigo Energy Announces Key Distribution Partner in US

tigo-energy-logo.jpg

Tigo Energy, a California- and Israel-based solar startup developing technology to increase efficiency in photovoltaic (PV) installations announced yesterday that it found its first US partner AEE Solar to carry Tigo’s Energy Maximizer System as a catalog product. According to the company, the system provides an innovative solution to maximizing power output in today’s PV […]

Read more

Jordan Explores The Nuclear Option, Despite Alternative Plans For "Clean" Fuel On The Go

highres151-352x500.jpg

 Jordan, a country with both an acute energy and water scarcity problem, is on the verge of building its first nuclear power plant, in a barren desert region in the eastern part of the country. According to a recent article in Ynet News, the plant will be built by Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Corporation, and follows […]

Read more

Algae Biofuel To Send Astronauts to Space? Israel’s Seambiotic Partners With NASA

astronaut-space-biofuel-nasa-seambiotic-photo-thumb.jpg

Algae could be a viable source of biofuel if it can be produced efficiently. Read our recent story on Algaenesis. Now Seambiotic, an Israeli company that develops marine microalgae for the nutraceutical and biofuel industries, has just announced that it will work with the NASA Glenn Research Center to develop an on-going collaborative R&D program […]

Read more

Israel's Cleantech 2009 Emphasizes Water Projects and Renewable Energy

miya-water-arison-israel1.jpg

Israel’s 13th annual Cleantech exhibition on environmental technology and renewable energy projects is currently underway at the Israel Trade Fairs and Conventions Center in north Tel Aviv. You can read about innovative companies on display at the event last year, here. This year, both water technologies and renewable energy innovations appear to be the featured […]

Read more

Drum Roll: Home to International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA Will Be . . . Masdar City

masdar-city-photo.jpg

It could change the way companies make and distribute renewable energy technologies: We reported about the International Renewable Agency that convened in Sharm, Egypt this month. Today we get the news that the Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, the world’s first carbon-neutral, will house the new Agency known as IRENA. According to a press release issued […]

Read more

Palestinians Repair Crumbling Infrastructure to Weather Water Crisis

water-olive-grove-bethlehem2.jpg

(A view of flood water in an olive grove in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, last October. The filthy water killed about 30 olive trees. Photo from Ma’an News). The regional water crisis has hit the West Bank and Gaza hard, and the Palestinian Water Authority is rushing to repair crumbling infrastructure to maximize the little […]

Read more

Phone Home With Sunbeam Power Using Lebanon’s Alfa

beirut-cellphone-phone-alfa-lebanon-photo-375x5001.jpg

Alfa, Lebanon’s chief mobile phone service company, is now operating on solar energy to power its transmission network. The company recently installed its fifth solar powered station in the Hourata Reserve, and the station’s new solar powered generator is expected to be in full power by next month. Alfa, a state owned communications company, managed […]

Read more

What Slipped Through The Cracks, When We Measured Greenhouse Gases

noam-weisbrod-earth-cracks.jpg

Al Gore may have given us a frightening picture of climate change and our future, but now new research suggests that even his predictions could be too modest, after an Israeli scientist discovered that cracks in the earth are emitting unrecorded greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This is the first time this phenomenon has been […]

Read more

Israel and Germany Launch Sustainable Irrigation Project in Ethiopia

irrigation2.jpg

Israeli NGOs, such as Earth’s Promise, are involved with helping Ethiopian populations within the country (check out the Eco-Thiopia festival in Beer Sheva next week).  And the Israeli government, apparently, is involved with helping Ethiopian populations… in Ethiopia. On Wednesday the German Environment Ministry announced that Israel and Germany have launched a joint irrigation project […]

Read more

HCL CleanTech’s Cleaner Approach to Cellulosic Ethanol Production

HCL-cleantech-500x256.jpg

Cellulosic ethanol has often been viewed as the class of ethanol with the most promise, as it converts agriculture and forestry wastes, city sewage treatment wastes, and free growing and specially grown grasses, into usable fuel. While cellulosic ethanol has the advantage of using a variety of materials that would otherwise be waste products, the […]

Read more

Phoebus Energy Shifts The "Hybrid" Idea to Home Heating and Cooling

phoebus-energy-israel.jpg

We’ve all heard about hybrid energy systems for cars (because we’ve read Karen’s story about her family Prius); but now an Israeli company, Phoebus Energy, located in the coastal city of Netanya, has developed a unique hybrid heating system to produce energy more efficiently to heating and cooling large institutional buildings such as schools, hotels, […]

Read more

Watt-O-Meter Helps Israelis Figure Out What's What With Their Electricity Consumption

Do you know how much energy is required to power the computer that you’re reading this on?  How about the light above you?  The air conditioning?  And do you know which one is the worst offender in terms of electricity consumption?  When you don’t know how much energy you’re using, it’s easy to forget about […]

Read more