Israel’s Energy Dilemma: More Natural Gas Than It Can Use or Export
For decades, Israel depended on Russia and other sources for fuel, while its industries and homes relied on coal and oil power plants that blanketed its cities with smog. Houston-based Noble Energy and the Israeli company Delek Drilling signed a 10-year deal to deliver gas to Egypt by pipeline beginning later this year.
Hanergy joins rooftop solar tile market, in partnership with Australia’s CSR Group
China-based thin-film solar specialist Hanergy has unveiled a new solar tile offering with a firm eye to the Australian market – and a design hat-tip to a bizarre Queensland landmark – through a collaboration with local industrial giant CSR.The two companies said on Wednesday that they had agreed to begin pre-sales of the Thin Film Flat SOLARtile in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Japan and United States markets, ahead of an official global launch later this year.
Saudi Arabia announces 2.6GW solar project near Mecca
The newly-announced 2.6 GW Al Faisaliah Solar Project will provide clean electricity to the country’s electricity network in the Western region and Al Faisaliah city at peak times as the region’s population and energy demand continues to increase.600 MW of the project will be tendered later this year by the country’s Renewable Energy Projects Development Office (REPDO), while the remaining 2 GW will be developed by the country’s Public Investment Fund and selected partners.
Later this year, Porsche will debut the Taycan, the first purely electrically driven sports car from the company. "Our aim is to take a pioneering role in technology, and for this reason we will continue to consistently align the company with the mobility of the future," Blume said.
Siemens to Supply Motors for Eviation’s All-Electric Airplanes
Israeli startup Eviation Aircraft and Siemens announced yesterday they will jointly develop propulsion systems for the Alice, Eviation’s nine-passenger all-electric regional commuter plane. Siemens will supply low-weight, high-power electric motors for the plane, which will conduct its first test flight later this year at Eviation’s U.S. headquarters in Prescott, Arizona.
Tesla Model Y could see double demand of Model 3: Musk
Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk expects to reach an annual production rate of half a million for the Model 3 version of the company’s electric vehicle range later this year, and predicts that the upcoming all-electric SUV, the Model Y, could be twice as popular as its current best-selling electric sedan.
New wind-solar-battery power plant wins approval in Western Australia
A new wind and solar project that will also likely include battery storage has received Federal government approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act and should begin construction later this year.
Faraday Grid Plans Spending Spree With Strategic Investment From WeWork Co-Founder
Andrew Scobie, Faraday Grid's CEO, told GTM that his Edinburgh, Scotland-based company, which unveiled a novel transformer design in 2017, would be announcing acquisitions, partnerships and new innovation centers in Europe and Japan later this year.