Solar Panels in Eilat
‘Eilat-Eilot to be 20% solar in 6 months’

Permits issued to 40,000 square meters of roof space for photovoltaic operations in private, public, commercial, residential areas.

Samar sand dunes, north of Eilat
Econ C'tee recommends mining freeze at Samar sand dunes

Green groups pleased with committee’s decision to seek alternatives, preserve region’s wildlife.

The Jerusalem Post
How to turn Israel green

A 'people power' movement could go a long way toward ushering in an era of solar energy.

Arava solar field
Walking on Sunshine

The first major solar energy field in Israel is about to go live, a coup for sustainable energy and a challenge to traditional power sources. Not everyone in the establishment is rushing to join the party.

Ketura Sun co-founders Abramowitz, Hofland
First solar field to be launched in Arava's Kibbutz Ketura

A 4.95-megawatt field will begin providing electricity to 3 kibbutzim this summer, a power supply equivalent to 7% of Eilat’s energy needs.

Basket weaving in Derech Hatavlinim.
Out and about for Shavuot

Off the beaten track, there are a number of offbeat activities being offered around the country.

The Jerusalem Post
Solar field capable of powering 33% of Eilat okayed

Project, to be built on 600 dunams at Kibbutz Ketura, still faces objections from Finance Ministry.

Samar sand dunes, north of Eilat
Gov’t urged to nix sand mining in the Arava dunes

Green Movement leads 11th-hour protest in front of Knesset to save Arava Desert's last remaining dunes.

MDA-Jordanian Red Crescent exercise in Arava
In shadow of Japan quake, Jordanians, Israelis link hands

Joint exercise simulating earthquake is held in Arava with 200 participants; MDA, Jordanian Red Crescent, BGU help with drill.

Participants at last year's Limmud Arava.
Let the learning begin!

The third annual Limmud conference, to be held in the Arava next week, promises participants a wide variety of activities on – it seems – just about every approach to Jewish education and culture.

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