Cleantech Exhibition 14 – Israel Look to Solar Energy
Does the discovery of gas provide a solution for Israel's lack of energy resources?
[Haim Alush, General Manager of Mashov Group and Initiator of the Exhibition]:
"We must not allow the discovery of gas to slow us down. We must develop renewable energy sources and not rely only on the gas. Although it might be cleaner than other resources, gas is still a pollutant."
Germany is a country much colder than Israel and with much less sun, yet it has a long tradition of using solar energy.
The Chairman of the German company Abakus came to Israel for one day to visit his partner Sun City which is participating in the Cleantech Exhibition.
[Thomas Sandner, Board Chairman, Abakus]:
"In northern countries we always mean heating. And I think that in a country where we have more sunlight we will talk about air condition which is more suitable to solar application.”
There is also a commitment to the future of the developing countries that will face difficulties trying to meet their increasing need for energy.
[Thomas Sandner –Chairman Abakus Board]:
"All these developed countries will need a new kind of energy because otherwise we will not be able to support the demand of the people in the long run."
Cleantech also offers energy-saving options, such as light bulbs made to last for 40,000 hours.
[Ofir Ruziac, CEO Ralco Energy - Sharp]:
"We're talking about low energy consumption of electricity. The light bulb is capable of working for two-and-a-half hours for less than half a cent."
The heat, color and wattage of the bulb can be remotely controlled.
[Ofir Ruziac – CEO Ralco Energy - Sharp]:
"You can dim the light and adjust the bulb temperature and color of your choice so it would make sitting in your living room more pleasant. You can turn down the color of the bulb and get light that is less bright, more pale."
Given the large quantity of sunlight in Israel, future energy development depends on Cleantech, and we are sure to learn about some new technologies next year.
NTD, Tel Aviv, Israel