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2008-06-28 12:02:33

Text of report in English by Israeli settlers' Arutz 7 Radio website on 27 June An Israeli entrepreneur is harnessing the sun's energy in an industrial park in the northern Negev, where he plans to refine the technology and then replicate it in California's Mojave Desert. Arnold Goldman was a dreamer who didn't give up on his dream even when oil prices dropped and the State of California decided not to renew its incentives for clean energy producers in the 1990's. Goldman's Luz...

2008-06-16 09:01:05

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS Two technologies now lie side by side in the Negev desert. One was discovered over 60 years ago and harnesses the power of the atom. The other was perfected in the last 18 months and harnesses the power of the sun. BrightSource Energy and its wholly owned Israeli subsidiary Luz II dedicated its new solar energy development center at the Rotem Industrial Park on Thursday afternoon. The park is just one ridge over from the Dimona nuclear reactor. BrightSource's...

2008-06-16 09:01:04

By STEPHANIE RUBENSTEIN The newly built Negev-based Solar Energy Development Center is on track to move forward the initiative of a US- Israeli company to build the world's largest solar plant in California's Mojave desert. The Californian company BrightSource Energy, formed in 2006, and its Israel-based subsidiary Luz II are dedicating the center Thursday. The facility took a year and a half to build and is not yet fully functional, but will be completed for technology testing in...

2005-09-07 18:52:59

For the last two years, tests have been conducted at Sandia National Laboratories' National Solar Thermal Test Facility to see how materials used for NASA's future planetary exploration missions can withstand severe radiant heating. The tests apply heat equivalent to 1,500 suns to spacecraft shields called Advanced Charring Ablators. The ablators protect spacecraft entering atmospheres at hypersonic speeds. The test facility includes a 200-ft. "solar tower" surrounded by by a field of...

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