US invests in six clean energy projects in Israel

More than $5 million (£3m) has been invested in six clean energy projects in Israel. The funding came from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National […]

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More than $5 million (£3m) has been invested in six clean energy projects in Israel.

The funding came from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW).

It is part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) programme which aims to combat climate change and develop low carbon alternatives.

The projects include developing flexible solar panels for wireless electronics, creating smart gird solutions for buildings to improve energy performance and floating solar panels.

They will also develop light detection for software tools to increase wind farms’ power production and develop software to better assess the impact of turbines on birds and bats.

US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said: “Renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements are essential to shaping our clean energy future.

“These advancements are a key part of modernising our energy infrastructure, enhancing our energy security and mitigating the risks of global climate change.”

The BIRD programme has approved 28 projects with a total investment of around $22 million (£15m) so far.