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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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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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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Google "Sees the Light" by Investing in More Israeli Renewable Energy Projects

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American search engine giant Google is now becoming involved in renewable energy projects, including electrical power generated by solar energy. One such project in which Google is a known investor is the Israeli solar energy company, BrightSource Energy,  whose specially-designed collection mirrors and energy generating tower are one of the most  advanced and successful in the […]

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The Israel Conference in LA to Spark Deal Flow Between Israel Clean Tech and California

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On June 4 in Los Angeles, the Israel Conference will spotlight Israeli clean tech, medical tech, high tech and more. Investors coming to the event represent about $20 billion in funds. “Many Los Angeles and California business leaders and entrepreneurs will have their first opportunity to see first what Israeli companies, technologists and investors can […]

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BrightSource Cuts World's Largest Solar Energy Deal With SCE in California

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(Thousands of small mirrors called heliostats focus the sun’s ray onto a tower. Thermal energy focused onto the tower heats up water that generates electricity through turbines.) An Israeli company and a Californian one are making solar power history: Southern California Edison (SCE) and BrightSource Energy from Israel have signed the world’s largest solar energy […]

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Project Better Place Unveils Prototype of Electric Car Recharging Station

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Though Green Prophet is skeptical about Shai Agassi‘s Project Better Place, we are watching the developments of the project with interest. This week, the prototype of the electric car recharging station was unveiled in Israel. The prototype was designed in San Francisco and developed in Israel with the cooperation of Nekuda DM. The station features […]

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BotanoCap Delivers Pest-Fighting Essential Oils To Make "Organic" Standard Practice

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The chemical pesticides used in modern agriculture and in the home are poisoning our planets’ animal life, waterways and ecosystems. They enter our bodies, and can even affect unborn children. Helping humanity break from this nasty cycle of destruction is an Israeli company, BotanoCap. The company envisions a future where organic produce will be the […]

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California Revs Up For Israel's Shai Agassi And A $1 Billion Electric Car Scheme

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The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people’s pockets. Some were forced to carpool to work, others took the bus or train. While creative forms of public transportation help deal with times of fiscal uncertainty (we personally love bikes!), the long-term plan for preserving the […]

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