Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

April 1, 2015 by  
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The geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset, Israel’s national assembly in Jerusalem, to inaugurate the largest solar field of any parliament in the world (Germany’s Bundestag parliament building comes in second followed by Austria’s parliament). Nearly 1,500 solar panels placed on the Knesset roof and surrounding buildings will provide 10 percent of the assembly’s electricity with an installed capacity of 450 kw. Read the rest of Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Green Knesset Project , Israel , Knesset , parliament , solar , solar field

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Solar Impulse lands in China to share messages about clean energy

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Solar Impulse 2 landed in China on Tuesday, bringing a strong message about the importance of clean energy and sustainability to a country with major environmental issues . As we follow the epic round-the-globe journey of the solar-powered one-man aircraft, it becomes clear that this is not just about the feat of getting a solar-powered craft around the world, but it’s also about spreading awareness about the amazing power of clean energy sources. Landing in China completes the fifth leg of the Solar Impulse’s adventure and nabs yet another world record for the team. Arguably, this leg of the journey was the most difficult to date, as it involved navigating the sun-powered plane at high altitude over the mountainous regions of Yunnan and Sichuan and required pilot Bertrand Piccard to wear an oxygen mask, since the cabin is not pressurized like that of a commercial airplane. Solar Impulse first launched from Abu Dhabi on March 9, and the craft will make one more stop in China before heading across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. + Solar Impulse Images via Solar Impulse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andre Borschberg , around-the-world trips , bertrand piccard , flying around the world , solar impulse , solar powered aircraft , solar powered airplane , solar powered plane , zero fuel plane , zero fuel vehicles

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