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World’s first self-cleaning solar power plant in Israel

Soiling – the accumulation of dirt and dust on photovoltaic solar panel surfaces – is one of the greatest impediments to solar energy production, and can reduce panel energy output by up to 35%. Located in the hot southern stretch of Israel’s Negev desert, between the Gulf of Aqaba and the southern tip of the … Continue reading World’s first self-cleaning solar power plant in Israel

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OPIC Board of Directors Approves Commitment to Negev Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant

The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today approved a $250 million loan to Negev Energy-Ashalim Thermo-Solar, Ltd. to support construction of a 110-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel’s Negev Desert. This will be the first CSP facility to receive funding support from OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance … Continue reading OPIC Board of Directors Approves Commitment to Negev Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant

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Brenmiller Energy to Start Israeli Pilot Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Next Month

Brenmiller Energy, an Israeli solar-thermal developer founded last year, plans to start operating a pilot Concentrating Solar Power plant in December that will use fuel cells to store power. Testing will run as long as three months while the Tel Aviv-based company works to raise $50 million for a full-scale factory and marketing, Chief Executive … Continue reading Brenmiller Energy to Start Israeli Pilot Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Next Month

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Rioglass Solar enters the concentrated solar power (CSP) receiver business

Rioglass Solar enters the Concentrating Solar Power receiver business, strengthening its position as supplier of key CSP components, by purchasing Siemens CSP’s receiver technology and assets. Rioglass Solar, the leading manufacturer of mirrors used for Concentrating Solar Power, hassigned an agreement with Siemens CSP, for the acquisition of the receiver technology and related manufacturing assets. … Continue reading Rioglass Solar enters the concentrated solar power (CSP) receiver business

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Abengoa has bought Siemens’ concentrated solar power (CSP) assets through its subsidiary Rioglass Solar

Abengoa will incorporate Siemens’ heat collector elements into its portfolio.   Rioglass Solar, founded in 2007, provides mirrors for CSP plants, either parabolic trough, tower or Fresnel, as well as for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV). The company has two factories, in Spain and Arizona, US.   “This acquisition is an unique opportunity for Rioglass Solar to … Continue reading Abengoa has bought Siemens’ concentrated solar power (CSP) assets through its subsidiary Rioglass Solar

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Abengoa-Shikun & Binui JV awarded the Ashalim CSP plant 2 in Israel

Abengoa and Shikun & Binui are selected to build a 110MW concentrating solar power plant. The parabolic trough plant will be the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, and Shikun & Binui, an Israeli based … Continue reading Abengoa-Shikun & Binui JV awarded the Ashalim CSP plant 2 in Israel

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Abengoa and Shikun & Binui are selected to build a 110MW concentrating solar power plant

The parabolic trough plant will be the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, and Shikun & Binui, an Israeli based global infrastructure group, have been nominated by the State of Israel as successful bidders in … Continue reading Abengoa and Shikun & Binui are selected to build a 110MW concentrating solar power plant

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BrightSource and Alstom seek local lenders for Megalim Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Israel

BrightSource and Alstom have approached local and international lenders about a financing for the Eu575 million ($743 million) Megalim CSP in Israel. BrightSource’s only current international solar thermal projects are both located in Israel’s Negev Desert: the 6MW Solar Energy Development Center (SEDC), operational since 2008; and the 121MW Megalim project, which it is developing … Continue reading BrightSource and Alstom seek local lenders for Megalim Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Israel

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120-megawatt wind farm approved in Israel with 41 wind turbines

The approval occurred after an extensive review process that examined all elements of the wind energy project, by the conclusion of which the Defense Ministry removed its objections to the wind power project, according to the developers. The Northern District Planning and Building Committee in recent weeks approved the future construction of a 120-megawatt wind … Continue reading 120-megawatt wind farm approved in Israel with 41 wind turbines

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Wind energy in Israel: €250m wind farm to be built on Golan

50 wind turbines the height of Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Towers will be built at Emek Habacha in the northern Golan Heights at an investment of €250 million. The 120-megawatt wind farm will be one of the largest in the Middle East. Israel currently has one 6-megawatt wind farm at Tel Asania on the Golan. New … Continue reading Wind energy in Israel: €250m wind farm to be built on Golan

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WWEA supports Israel and the Israeli Wind Energy Association in its work of structuring the wind market

The Middle East countries offer excellent opportunities for harvesting domestic and environmental-friendly wind power. In particular Israel, blessed with renewable energy resources, has recently made important steps for a substantial growth of wind power utilization within the country. The Israeli Wind Energy market is now well on track, as the Inter-Ministry committee has published a … Continue reading WWEA supports Israel and the Israeli Wind Energy Association in its work of structuring the wind market

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