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Israel Solar Setback as Siemens Fires 150 from Solel Plant

Siemens, Germany’s giant electronics firm, appears to be in final stages of pulling out from its investment in Israel’s Solel Solar initiative. The four-year project began in 2009, when Siemens entered into an agreement to buy  the Israeli solar company. The beleaguered solar energy projects company received what seems to be a death knell. Siemens […]

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New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

  On Thursday, Dec. 20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections. They propose passing a Basic Law for environmental protection, and a long-term blueprint for the Israeli energy market. Livni presented The Movement’s environmental agenda together with Green […]

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American Energy Experts Go Green in Israel

Project Interchange attendees Brian Wynn and Stephen Walz tour Ashkelon Desalination plant with Israel Desalination Chairman Abraham Tenne. Advances in green technology are reported here often, including advances in solar energy, electric car technology and green bio-fuel from algae for future military and space programs.  Interest in Israeli green technology programs came to the forefront […]

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SolarEdge Does Dallas

Israel’s SolarEdge is making solar energy most cost-effective SolarEdge Technologies Inc, whose patented Solar Power Harvesting and Optimization System is beginning to receive good reviews, will be exhibiting their products at the upcoming Solar Power International Trade Show in Dallas Texas.The Israel based solar energy company, with offices in the USA, Europe and Japan will […]

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GE Sets Green Tech Shop in Israel

GE looks to create wind, solar and smart grid technologies with Israeli engineers. Already in a number of clean technology partnership projects, including solar energy and desalination, America’s giant electrical products company, General Electric – GE –  is setting up a “multidisciplinary” research and development center in Haifa Israel Globes reports. The center, the cost […]

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

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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Better Place Electric Car Gets Investment Fuel of $350 Million Led by HBSC

Better Place’s financial batteries get “supersharged” with a massive $350 million investment. If you’ve been following clean tech news, you’ll know that Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car development company has received a substantial “charge” for its financial batteries by receiving funding of $350 million. The investment comes by way of a consortium of investors that […]

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Israel "Globes" Business Conference To Showcase Country's Clean Tech and Water Prowess

Irrespective of the outcome of the current COP 15 climate change conference still in progress in Copenhagen, “Startup Nation” Israel is already making plans to become a world leader in clean technology ventures, especially in the areas of water, energy and environmental technologies. Some of these projects will be topics for panel discussions that will be taking […]