“Solar-Succa” – The Traditional Jewish Structure Meets 21st Century Tech

By Sharon Udasin, The Jerusalem Post September 29, 2012 Comments

This Succot, the city of Kfar Saba will be hosting a unique type of municipal Succa – a “Solar Succa,” to operate on solar energy only.

The succa, chosen by Kfar Saba Mayor Yehuda Ben- Hamo, is the first of its kind in Israel to both be greenfriendly and operate in a cost-efficient manner, according to the city. Near the succa, which will be in Kfar Saba’s municipal park, a system of solar panels will absorb the sun’s energy during the day which will charge and later operate LED lights during darkness hours, the city said.

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The LED bulbs themselves are also considered energy efficient, and contain no toxic materials.

“The city of Kfar Saba is a city that was established on the standard of a green agenda and is one of the most advanced cities in Israel with regard to environmental protection,” Ben-Hamo said. “It is fitting that in a green city, which realizes in practice values of environmental protection, a green and energy-saving succa would be established, operating on solar energy only.”

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