Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Light Unto The Nations

Finally some good news out of Israel. An Israeli company will be building the worlds largest solar energy facility in California's Mojave desert.

The $2 billion project will supply enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in central and northern California. The Mojave Solar Park is expected to be completed in 2011.

Climate change, and the related energy crises, are the two biggest problem facing the world today. It is nice to see Israeli ingenuity being turned to help address these problems.

So, is energy poor Israel itself considering using this technology? Not yet it seems. Critics in Israel blame that on "bureaucratic roadblocks." However, the Israeli government did recently announced plans for a pilot solar plant near Dimona.

For more details see this article in from the JTA.


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