Israel and South Africa will Expand Cooperation on Renewable Energy

April 5, 2010 at 10:07 am | Posted in concentrated solar power, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa | Leave a comment
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Israel Newtech in South AfricaDue to its lack of oil reserves, Israel is completely dependent on expensive oil imports. In light of the country’s rapid economic and population growth, it has become challenging to supply its own peak electricity demands. These challenges are inspiring Israeli researchers and entrepreneurs to work on cutting-edge renewable energy technologies. It has led the government to introduce feed-in-tariffs, for large-scale solar power plants and for PV systems up to 50 kWp. That is in addition to the very successful use of solar water heaters by 95% of the households in the country. Full article.

Solar Water Heaters from Israel on the Roofs of Sandton

February 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Africa, export, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa, Trade | Leave a comment
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Few days ago I visited the installation site of 117 solar water heaters on the roof of the Legacy hotel in Sandton. The Israeli-South African company Kayema installed equipment of the Israeli company Rand and has shown to everybody that it is possible! The Legacy hotel (still under construction) would be able to save about 16% of its energy costs. Full article.

Israel – where breakthroughs happen

February 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Agriculture, export, ICT, Irrigation, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable energy, software, South Africa, Telecommunication, Trade | 1 Comment
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Over the last two decades, Israel has become famous for its high-tech capacity, particularly in telecommunications, information technology, electronics and life sciences. Its capacity for innovation and highly-educated, skilled workforce has played a key role in its rating as a high-tech center next to Silicon Valley in California. Full article.

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