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Solar Energy Center Inaugurated in Israel

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The Ashalim Solar Energy Center, situated in the Negev desert, has been inaugurated, and will begin to work commercially to supply solar energy power to about 70,000 homes in Israel. The 988-acre plant is the size of Petach Tikva, or about 400 soccer fields. The large desert expanse is made up of 16,000 parabolic troughs…

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Mindful Food Apps Hope to Change Consumption Mindset

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

About 2.5 million tons of food is wasted in Israel annually. While only half is considered rescuable, its value sits at about $2 billion dollars. With a clear gap in the market and a socio-economic need for change, a pair of cousins Elie Fischer and Laetitia Jessner were inspired to launch SpareEat. The Israeli developed…

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Harnessing Sea Waves for Clean Energy

in Economy & Innovation

The latest Israeli innovation utilizes the power of the sea to create clean energy. With a growing need for clean energy, a number of Israeli startups are tackling how to sustainably make it happen. One company, called Eco Wave Power Ltd., is seeing success by placing their floater devices on platforms, ports and piers, where…

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Robot Roams Israeli Supermarkets

in Economy & Innovation

A robot is roaming Israel’s largest supermarket chain, and its eyes are set on coffee and chips, two examples of items in high demand. Built by Trax and named Yigal, the robot was built in cooperation with Shufersal to review and restock inventory, especially for items with daily high turnover rates. The robot analyzes real…

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Jerusalem of Traffic: Main Road Closes for Three Years

in Economy & Innovation

A main gateway to Jerusalem has been closed, and is expected to cause massive amounts of traffic congestion for at least three years. Ironically, the main road is being shut down to support construction of the Jerusalem Gateway Project, a 74-acre commercial center made of 1.5 million square meters of commercial space, including offices, 2,000…

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