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Israel’s ’emissions free & pollution free’ solar power plant goes into service

Emissions free and pollution free, operating without generating any harmful substances at all, Israel allows activation of a new massive solar power plant located in the Negev Desert near the city of Be’er Sheva.

By Ynet


Israel has taken another step in moving from fossil fuels to environmentally friendly renewable energy, approving its biggest plant of unique solar panels to date. The plant, which is for commercial use, operates without generating pollution or any greenhouse gas emissions.

The Electricity Authority (TEA) and Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz have recently approved the commercial activation of the Ashalim photovoltaic power station – located in the Negev Desert, south of the city of Be’er Sheva – for a period of twenty years. Continue Reading »

Israel Completes World‘s Largest Solar & Thermal Electric Facility

The state-of-the-art thermal electric power plant in Israel’s Negev Desert is equipped with more than 50,000 computer-controlled heliostats that produce enough power for 150,000 homes, keeping 110,000 tons of CO2 emissions out of the air per year.

By David Lazarus


The Ashalim solar and thermal electric power plant in Israel’s Negev Desert is up and running. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with more than 50,000 computer-controlled heliostats or mirrors, which can track the sun in two dimensions and reflect the sunlight onto a boiler placed on top of a tower measuring 240 m-high (787.4 ft). That’s higher than some of the tallest sky scrapers in the world and by far the tallest solar tower ever built. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Negev home to world’s tallest solar tower

While the Jewish State has abundant sunshine, Israeli bureaucracy has hampered solar energy progress, so the world’s tallest solar tower project in the Negev that’s set to supply Israel with 5% of its electricity needs, is just a ‘drop in the bucket’ of its potential.

By The Associated Press


In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation’s power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world’s tallest solar tower, as a symbol of Israel’s renewable energy ambitions. Continue Reading »

Israel constructs world’s highest solar tower in the Negev


Israel seeks to reclaim its place in clean renewable energy after having been a pioneer of solar energy in the 1950, by leading the world in the use of solar water heating systems, but neglecting the path when natural gas was discovered a decade ago. This project should provide 2% of Israel’s electricity needs, enough for a city of 110,000 households.



In the middle of southern Israel’s desert, engineers are hard at work building the world’s tallest solar tower, reflecting the country’s high hopes for renewable energy.

A worker walks past the solar receiver at the construction site of the Ashalim solar tower near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Ashalim in the Negev desert on May 26, 2016.

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Israeli elementary school near Gaza generates its own electricity


Nitzanei Eshkol elementary school near the Gaza border has completed construction of a solar power network that completely meets all the school’s needs.

By Matan Tzuri


This week, Nitzanei Eshkol, an elementary school in the Eshkol Regional Council near the Gaza Strip, began operating an electrical system powered entirely from solar energy. This system is expected to meet the school’s energy demands in their entirety.

View of the school’s solar panels

After long months of planning and installing solar panels, the construction ceased this week, and connecting the new system was successfully completed. The environmentally conscious school’s pupils led the excitement: the first through sixth grades had been observing the process and learning about the environmental benefits of using solar energy for electricity. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: Israel constructing planet’s largest solar thermal electricity-plant


Watch: Israel’s new solar-electricity plant, being constructed in the Negev, is expected to provide one percent of Israel’s electricity.




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Israel Inaugurates Country’s Largest Solar Plant

Israel to inaugurate today country’s largest solar energy project in the Negev, which received ‘go-ahead’ for site’s renewable electricity production.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Energix Renewable Energies, the Alony Hetz Property and Investments Ltd. group controlled by Nathan Hetz and the Wertheim family, announced Tuesday that Israel’s biggest solar energy project, at Neot Hovav in the Negev, has received a permanent license for producing electricity, the Globes business newspaper reported.

Solar panels (illustration)

Solar panels (illustration) – Thinkstock

According to the company’s estimates, power production will yield annual revenue of 42-45 million shekels for twenty years.

An event will be held on Wednesday at Neot Hovav to mark the inauguration of the solar power plant, which has an output of 37.5 megawatt.

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US Affiliate of Israeli Solar Company to Build Solar Field In America’s South


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, “This is the 20th year that Georgia has had a trade relationship with Israel, which has been proven to be successful for both sides.”

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Israel Developed an Everlasting Solar Battery

Israeli Sol Chip has made a limitless power device with its rechargeable solar-powered battery by combining solar cell and microchip technologies.



A battery with infinite power. Has the Israeli company Sol Chip found the way to do it? The Haifa-based company has developed the world’s first solar battery that is able to recharge itself to power wireless sensors and mobile electronics devices. Operable in sunlight and low-light environments, the batteries are a result of the cross pollination of solar cell and microchip technologies.

solchip Sol Chip Creates The Everlasting Solar Battery

The solar chip

“The company offers the missing technology that will improve batteries’ life or in many cases eliminate the need in a battery as a power source in low power applications,” says CEO and founder of Sol Chip, Dr. Continue Reading »

View Clip: Israeli company exploits solar energy to purify water

Israeli water purification technology that relies only on solar power to distil water for drinking & agriculture use for remote areas or developing countries.

By Reuters


Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water - Screenshot

Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water – Screenshot

It’s hard to predict the future of the entire solar panel industry. But the decline is also a unique opportunity for innovative companies with new technology.

An Israeli company is hoping its solar-powered water distiller will help solve two of the world’s most pressing problems – water scarcity and water pollution.

A prototype in the desert near the Dead Sea is turning dirty and salty water into water you can drink, and it’s making Dr Ronald Silver from SunDwater very proud. Continue Reading »

Israel-based developer to build solar power field in the Galapagos

Energiya Global hope they’ll break even from the field in 15 years, so they’ve committed to donating all the profits back into the Galápagos community through the Charles Darwin Research Station.



JERUSALEM (JTA) — With the help of American comedian Sarah Silverman, an Israel-based developer of solar projects is using online crowd funding to bring solar energy to the Galapagos.

future solar fieldEnergiya Global has announced the launch of an Internet campaign to install 1,200 solar panels on the site of a former garbage dump in the Galápagos UNESCO World Heritage Site, located about 550 miles west of the Ecuadorean mainland. Continue Reading »

Sderot introduces their first urban solar field in Migvan

Members of urban kibbutz Migvan agree to ‘plant’ solar panel field on roofs; eco-venture yields 11% profit

By Billie Frenkel


Members of Migvan urban kibbutz, located in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, have decided to invest in a unique crop – solar energy.

Migvan Photo: Lior Lapid

Migvan – Photo: Lior Lapid

The commune’s houses are covered with solar panels, making them the location of Israel‘s first urban solar field, which produces electricity for its residents.

Migvan was formed in 1987 and is currently home to 50 people.

The urban kibbutz adopted environmentally friendly principles from its inception, and has a large recycling center and a compost recycling facility, as well. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Solar Power Struggles Against Gov’t Red Tape

Recognizing solar power’s potential, the Israeli gov’t set up an incentive in 2008, which pays the developers higher-than-retail prices for the unused solar energy that’s fed back into the national power grid.

By BLAKE SOBCZAK The Associated Press


Israel has developed some of the world’s most advanced solar energy equipment and enjoys a nearly endless supply of sunshine, but when it comes to deploying large-scale solar technology at home, the country remains in the dark ages.

solar technology at home

Solar power provides just a tiny percentage of Israel’s energy needs, leaving it far behind colder, cloudier counterparts in Europe.

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Israel’s Arava power to build 8 solar fields

Company secures $204 million in funding, largest financial closing in history of Israel’s solar power industry


Israel’s Arava Power said on Tuesday it secured 780 million shekels ($204 million) in funding to build eight medium-sized solar energy fields – the largest financial closing in the country’s solar power industry.

A solar facility in the Arava Photo: Yossi Dos-Santos

A solar facility in the Arava - Photo: Yossi Dos-Santos

Much of Israelis covered by desert with favorable conditions for harnessing the sun’s energy, and while Israeli firms have developed a number of pioneering technologies used around the world, the country has yet to invest heavily in solar fields at home. Continue Reading »