HelioFocus Demonstrates Solar-Thermal System
In the heat of the Negev sun on Tuesday, Ness Ziona-based firm HelioFocus opened the demonstration phase of its HelioBooster system, a solar-thermal process that aims to back up existing power plants.
The system is jointly funded by Chinese and Israeli entrepreneurs.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday at the Rotem Industrial Park, some 160 km south of Jerusalem, in the presence of Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau, Chinese Ambassador Gao Yanping and a delegation from China that included Yun Xishun, the governor of western Inner Mongolian province Alashan.
The investors in HelioFocus, which was established in 2007, are the Israel Corporation’s IC Green Energy and the Sanhua Holding Group’s Zhejiang Sanhua Company.
On Monday, HelioFocus signed an agreement with Sanhua to begin construction in 2013 on a 10-megawatt solar facility in Inner Mongolia, for the Chinese energy company TaiQing. The facility, which will eventually expand to 60 megawatts, will back up a 600-megawatt coalfired power plant.
“I believe that with the collaboration with the Chinese market, which has accelerated in the past years, the company will produce facilities for the Chinese electricity market and for many other locations worldwide,” Landau said at Tuesday’s ceremony.
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Via the Jerusalem Post