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Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

The World Wildlife Fund and the Cleantech Group recently published a report saying that Israel is the second best place in the world to develop green technologies, second only to Denmark. Israel has long been a major exporter of such innovations, a leading developer of water-saving technology, such as its agricultural inventions, and solar power. Now Israel is starting to […]

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Solar Plant In Hebron To Be Demolished

A solar plant, which is the sole source of electricity for a village in Hebron, has received demolition orders from the Israeli Civil Administration Mneizel is a Palestinian village located in Hebron in the West Bank. In 2009, the 400 residents living there were lucky enough to be the recipients of a project funded by […]

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IAF Going Solar to Power Up Air Bases

Will a thermal solar power plant like this one provide power for the IAF? Israel’s second largest military branch, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) is planning to use solar energy to provide electricity for its air bases and other installations, according to an article published today in Globes financial newspaper. The plan, in which tenders […]

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SolarEdge and Flextronics Create Solar Energy Products – and Jobs

Israeli startup SolarEdge partners with NASDAQ-traded Flextronics (FLEX) to ramp up solar energy harvesting systems. Solar energy projects in Israel’s northern sectors are sure to get a boost from a signed agreement between SolarEdge Technologies Ltd and   Flextronics Inc to produce  systems for improving the efficiency of photovoltaic panels at Flextronics’ plant in Migdal Ha’Emek […]

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Jordanian Activists Pilot Test Clear Thin Film PV Cells on Mideast Greenhouses

This past weekend I traveled to historic Madaba, Jordan at the first Middle East Green Bloggers Conference.  Among this inspiring collection of environmental writers, professionals, and activists, I’ve just met a trio of Jordanian young innovators bringing a special variety of “thin film” technology to the Middle East. Zein Nsheiwat, Sawsan Issa, and Osama Suliman […]

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

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 […]