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ZenithSolar to Dedicate First Solar Energy Farm in Israel

Green Prophet: March 12, 2009 - Staff Report

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ZenithSolar, an Israeli start-up company that will license revolutionary solar energy technologies, will be launching its first “solar farm” in April 2009 based on concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems.

Zenith Solar Faiman

Prof. David Faiman

The technology was developed by ZenithSolar based on the technology of Prof. David Faiman, working with Dr. Andreas Bett, head of Department of Materials - Solar Cells Technology and his staff at Germany’s Fraunhofer Gesellschaft for Solar Energy Systems to create a solar energy system that is more efficient than any similar solar product.

Prof. David Faiman is the chairman of the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics at Ben-Gurion University’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

ZenithSolar is set to develop and mass produce the most reliable cogeneration solar power system – with a full vertically integrated strategy – that can be deployed as a distributed energy network. The system will harvest more than 70% of incoming solar energy (as compared to industry norms of 10% to 40%).

Founded in 2006, the ZenithSolar system is price competitive with traditional forms of energy without government subsidies. The ZenithSolar concentrated solar energy generation system is based on a new paradigm in optical design and high-efficiency solar cells.

Green Prophet is an environment news and destination site reporting on Israel and the Middle East.