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The light of Israel and the Jewish People

Rabbi Pini Dunner was in Israel’s Negev for his son’s enlistment in the IDF. At midday, he noticed a bright light on the horizon, but the wrong place for the Sun. He was told it was not a mirage. It … Continue reading

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World’s tallest solar tower is operational

I’ve reported previously (see here) on the 240 meter-high Megalim solar power plant at Ashalim in Israel’s Negev Desert.  The world’s tallest solar tower is now up and running, producing up to 300MW – enough to power up to 150,000 … Continue reading

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Jews and Arabs work together on huge solar project

I’ve reported previously (several times) on the Ashalim project to build the world’s tallest solar tower in Israel’s Negev desert. The project employs Jews from the nearby town of Ashalim and local Arab Bedouin from Bir Hadaj, including 50 members … Continue reading

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The solar energy valley in the desert

The Ashalim thermo-solar power station in Israel’s Negev Desert covers 988 acres with 28,000 tons of steel. With an adjacent thermos-solar plant and 2 nearby photovoltaic plants, they will provide some 300MW of electricity daily into the National Grid – … Continue reading

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An Israeli solar-energy pioneer

Arnold Goldman, founder of Luz, has passed away at the age of 74.  In 1990, using technology developed in Israel, Luz generated 90% of all solar energy produced on the planet. Renamed Brightsource Energy, it built the largest solar plant … Continue reading

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Building the world’s tallest solar tower

Recent article and interesting video about the Ashalim project to build a 250-meter high solar tower in Israel’s Negev desert.  Also, Leonardo DiCaprio has publicized the project. http://israelbetweenthelines.com/2017/01/12/israel-is-running-not-walking-on-sunshine/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q5ruCV4z-4I?rel=0 http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Leonardo-DiCaprio-showcases-Israeli-solar-thermal-plant-on-Instagram-479002

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The Sun is shining on the world’s tallest solar tower

Here is the latest report on the progress of the Ashalim project – building the world’s tallest solar tower, deep in the Negev desert (see here). When complete in 2018 it will generate 310 megawatts of power – enough for … Continue reading

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The world’s tallest solar tower

Israel-based Megalim Solar Power is building the tallest solar tower in the world at Ashalim, in the Negev desert. 50,000 computer-controlled mirrors will focus solar rays onto the 787-foot tower producing, when the project is complete, 121 megawatts, to cover … Continue reading

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