In this week's episode of Inside Israeli Innovation, Maayan Hoffman and Zachy Hennessy talk about everything solar: Challenges, opportunities, new technologies and more.
Did you know?
- Solar energy generation was 95% of the total renewable energy generation in 2021.
- However, only around 10% of Israel's energy comes from solar, according to reports by the Environmental Protection Ministry.
- But, the ministry has estimated that if solar panels were adequately distributed, solar installations could generate 40% of total electricity generation in Israel by 2030.
Israel's first solar power station opened in August 2008. Last week, Gigawatt Global, an international company headquartered in Jerusalem, inaugurated a solar field in Burundi, Africa. Hoffman speaks with Gigawatt Global's chief strategy officer Aryeh Green to learn more about that project.
Then, Hennessey talks solar panel cleaning with Oded Fruchman, the CEO of Blade Ranger.
About Inside Israeli Innovation
Israel is the Start-up Nation, the Scale-up Nation, the Unicorn Country. Join Maayan Hoffman, Jerusalem Post Deputy CEO - Strategy & Innovation, and Zachy Hennessey, JPost Business Correspondent, for their analysis of the most critical Israeli tech innovations. In each episode, they’ll highlight a new tech trend, discuss the latest innovation news and interview at least one of Israel’s most promising companies. So if you like to know what’s on the cutting edge, this Jerusalem Post show is for you.
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