Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference promotes efficient alternative energies
The Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference saw a whole load of ways to renewable energy. A solar powered camel sounds weird, but then again, the idea is practically the best way to help spread renewable energy in far flung places. So how does this technology work? Just drape a solar panel on a camel’s back, instead of an oriental shawl. Solar towers by Aora will also see the light soon. The one outside Kibbutz Samar is one of these technological marvels that use mirrors to reflect the sun’s rays to heat compressed air, which drives a turbine. 30 meters above ground, each tower generates 100 kilowatts of power and two of these are enough to juice up the whole of Kibbutz Samar. The tower can also switch from solar energy to fossils fuels on a cloudy day. A huge solar panel used to power electric cars was also displayed by Shai Agassi’s ‘Better Place’ company.
Besides this, an entire car parking shed and also a cow shed have been powered using solar panels for the roof. This not only saves space, but also helps generation of renewable energy. The design for the Timna Renewable Energy Park that will generate 200MW of energy from solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies was also displayed.