Israel’s Captain Sunshine a CNN Green Pioneer

See two green pioneers from the Middle East featured on CNN this weekend. Yosef Abramowitz, from the Israel-based Arava Power Company, was chosen as a leading environmental figure by the CNN television network from among a global pool of candidates.  Over multiple broadcasts in July, Green Pioneers will air on CNN with a focus on six diverse individuals who are […]

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Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

Arava Power in Israel is fighting so Bedouin get a fair share of feed-in tariffs in Israel. Backed by Siemens Arava stands to benefit too. “Sixty percent of the country happens to be desert, and 30 percent of the [desert] inhabitants happen to be Bedouin,” says Yosef Abramowitz, president of Arava Power Company in Israel. […]

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Here Comes the Arava Sun at Kibbutz Ketura

Scandals aside, it was a historic day in the sun at Arava Power’s launch on Sunday. Green Prophet’s new intern Bracha Arnold was there VIP barbecue by the pool. Champagne. Red carpets. Internationally recognized musicians. No, it wasn’t a glitzy awards show, just the launch of Kibbutz Ketura’s solar field, the first of its kind […]

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRe8Z_qCYb0&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] It’s being billed as an historical event. The folks at Arava Power, based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. Over the next twenty years the field called Ketura Sun, is expected to generate some 5 MW of electricity and will spare […]

In Video: Israeli Solar Tech in 2010 and 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc1-RLDU2GU[/youtube] The year 2010 was a big year for Israel’s solar industry. A groundbreaking renewable energy agreement was made to help the country meet its goal of producing 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 while partnerships in solar energy distribution deals and more were signed by Israeli solar companies abroad. Here’s two […]