Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

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Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. But the problem has remained of how to use solar energy without any sun – when it gets dark! The technology comprises of a of a solar field and an energy center.

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

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KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use. It is now the first company in Egypt with official permission to sell solar power off-grid. KarmSolar’s company compound is itself in the Western Desert and fully powered from the sun.

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Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

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Unlike other solar-powered lanterns that are currently on the market, Infinite Light treats waste (plastic bottles) as a valuable resource, which helps to drive down its overall carbon or environmental footprint.

World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

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Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.

Solar-Powered ‘Desert Cascades’ Cube Gushes Water in the Desert

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The same team behind SunGlacier, an extraordinary solar-powered artificial leaf that produces ice in the middle of the desert , has come up with a new concept – ‘Desert Cascades.’ ” Design Ap Verheggen clean tech Desert Cascades solar art solar power

Jumpstarting Solar Power in the MENA Region

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The Middle East and North Africa have faced a number of hurdles in getting what experts believe could be the greatest solar power grid in the world off the ground. The original plan projected a total of 895 MW of power, but with the revision the region now expects to achieve 1.12

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Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power

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In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain. The $25 million project installed solar energy units in three locations: in Awali, with a 1.6

Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

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Arava Power in Israel is fighting so Bedouin get a fair share of feed-in tariffs in Israel. “Sixty percent of the country happens to be desert, and 30 percent of the [desert] inhabitants happen to be Bedouin,” says Yosef Abramowitz, president of Arava Power Company in Israel.

Ripasso may have Doubled Solar Power

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Swedish company Ripasso may have just doubled solar power technology, increasing it’s effectiveness to an astonishing 34% of sunlight directly in to solar power.

Mystery energies of solar power solved!

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Researchers at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute worked alongside colleagues at Trinity College Dublin to solve solar energy mysteries related to the physical properties of photovoltaic perovskite materials. Their discovery may lead to more efficient solar energy harvesting.

Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

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Greece is in the process of arranging financing for a gigantic 10,000 megawatt $30 billion solar project that could be its ticket out of its financial woes. The first power plant to supply the project, a half GW solar power plant in Morocco, is beginning next year.

Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?

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Ask any tourist, or come to that, any solar panel maker pulling in the profits. Plenty of solar energy to exploit then. And, given the rising cost of oil and gas these days, the race for cheap solar energy is well and truly on. Business & Politics Egypt Solar Energy

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Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

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Israeli students won a prestigious award for designing a portable, solar-powered water treatment system that anyone can use. . Solar-powered water treatment.

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Germany breaks 3 solar power records in 2 weeks

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Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world''s solar power leader. On June 6, between 1pm and 2pm, solar power output rose to a record 24.24

HEPCA’s Green-Roofed Bio Boat Entirely Wind and Solar Powered

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” Both wind and solar-powered, the bio boat will have a minuscule environmental impact since it will generate all of its own clean, renewable energy. Architecture & Urban clean tech green design Green Roof HEPCA Red Sea solar power wind power

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Stick the Solar-Powered Window Socket on Glass and Watch it Charge

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The disc-like socket designed by the Korean duo Kyuho Song and Boah Oh has a base of mini solar panels and a suction cup that ensures effective adhesion to virtually any transparent glass surface that is exposed to the sun.

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Bedouin Women Bring Solar Power To Their Villages

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Green Prophet reporter Arwa speaks to Rafi’a Abdul Hamid, a woman from the deserts of Jordan who has been trained as a solar engineer to help bring clean electricity to her poor village. However, all that looks set to change as two women bring to light the advantages of solar energy. Two Jordanian Bedouin women have recently returned from a six-month course at a unique college in India where they were trained as solar engineers.

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Solar powered accessories green your game and new year’s resolutions

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There are a range of accessories hitting our shelves that are using solar power to reduce the amount of energy we use, and if you’re looking to turn your gadgets into eco-friendly terminals, you won’t go far wrong with these devices…. Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. Solar Wireless.

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6 Inspiring Solar-Powered Projects in the Middle East and North Africa

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We have listed 6 big and small solar-powered projects in the MENA region that have inspired us in the hopes that it will do the same for you. Big or small, solar-powered projects in the Middle East and North Africa are transforming our region. Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

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Morocco Airport Counts Solar Power Carbon Savings

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Visiting there last summer, I got to see how the futuristic transport hub is creating solar power in action. Supplied by the Finnish company Naps Oy , who I met in Finland in 2010, I like the way the solar elements integrate with the design experience.

Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

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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. In March 2012 alone Israel’s Public Utility Authority issued licenses for nine large solar fields.

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

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The folks at Arava Power , based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. The event will be an opportunity to brush shoulders with some big players in renewable energy: Siemens Project Ventures, which has already participated in the development of 14 international power plant projects, is a stakeholder in the Arava Power venture. :: Arava Power.

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

KarmSolar Prize Could Avail Solar-Powered Water Pump to Rural Egypt

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A dynamic young Egyptian firm has won an $11,000 innovation prize for an off-grid , solar-powered water pump. Their goal is to make solar applications commercially viable, which is exactly what we need. :: Solar Server.

OAXIS: solar-powered hydroponic food belt proposed for the Arabian Peninsula

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” True to their name, Forward Thinking Architecture proposes a solar-powered hydroponic food belt as a solution. Rooftop solar panels provide energy not only for the architecture itself, but also to power artificial LED lighting that will help promote greater crop growth.

Sun, sea and…solar power for Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

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Now the popular resort city is set to get a solar power boost too, with plans for all lighting to come from solar energy. Sharm el-Sheikh already relies on solar power for 70 percent of its lighting, but the Egyptian government wants to improve this figure even more.

Solar Powered Desert Oasis Uses Desalination to Fight World Hunger

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Now, a new research project by two desert research institutes has strung several Israeli agriculture and clean-tech specialties together to help alleviate world hunger and push back the desert through an artificial desert oasis using low-cost desalination technology that runs on solar power.

Solar Powered Vending Machines to Be Installed Along Cyprus’ Bus Routes

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People waiting for the bus on a hot day in Cyprus will soon be able to purchase cold water from a solar powered vending machine. A few weeks ago Cyprus received the distinction of being the world leader of solar water heater users per capita.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

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Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. solar in 2012. Compass.

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Pays Visit to Qatar

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With its solar-powered 2022 world cup stadiums and numerous other developments , Qatar is striving hard to raise its portfolio as a leader in solar technology, so the MS Turanor Planet Solar’s presence at the Pearl pier in the country’s capital city Doha is no coincidence at all.

Solar powered ice cream cart


This machine can keep your ice cream intact with help of solar energy. Call it the vending machine or the ice cream cart, it is based on a system that stores solar power in batteries. Surbhi Sharma: Have you ever thought of linking Ice Cream with sun’s heat?

Israel’s Sol Chip adds Solar Power to Microchips

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Infinitesimal quantities of doping materials are added to change the wafer into a semiconductor with the correct properties to become either a microchip or a photovoltaic solar cell. In 1981 I connected a photovoltaic solar cell to a pocket calculator.

Bird’s Nest: Solar-Powered Studio Perches on School Roofs

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Eschewing the bigger is better thought pattern, this solar-powered accessory dwelling “perches” on existing buildings to create extra space. Design eco architects Turkey Green design Turkey ONZ Architects Parasitic Architecture solar power sustainable design

Yemeni Girls Solar Power Post-Revolution Darkness

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A group of Yemeni high school girls have created a suite of solar-powered gadgets to help illuminate their country’s post-revolution darkness. Among them are an umbrella fitted with solar power, batteries, light bulb and a USB port.

World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight Will Land in Morocco!

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The world’s longest solar-powered flight will land in Morocco. Now they have announced plans to break their own record in May or June by flying their Solar Impulse plane from Switzerland to Morocco in preparation of their round-the-world trip scheduled for next year.

Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

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Energy efficiency is achieved by passive solar design combined with an array of photovoltaic panels that provide up to 80% of the lodge’s energy supply. More on Sustainable Developments in Morocco: Why Solar Cookers Should Spread Like Satellites in Morocco.

Solar Powered Taxi To Stop in Israel Next Week As Part of Worldwide Tour

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This solar powered taxi intends to tour the globe on zero gas and a full tank of sunshine. Swiss inventor Louis Palmer ‘s solar powered taxi will be rolling into Israel next week, after having traveled to over 40 countries and through 60,000 kilometers already.

Solar-Powered Water Drop Building Produces Drinking Water from Dubai Air

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Called the Water Building Resort and powered by a facade of building integrated photovoltaics , the mixed-use structure is shaped to resemble a water drop and uses TeexMicron technology to convert Dubai’s humid air into potable water.

Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees: I Want One


Singapore doesn’t apparently have time to wait for real giant trees to grow, so instead they’ve decided to get all high-tech fancy with what’s being called “Supertrees.” ” The colossal structures, ranging Read More. Entertainment Featured News Pop Culture