Renewable Energy Community Entrepreneurship

$2,275 $447,725
Raised Remaining


To prove that between the electricity sector in Israel and the global uncertainty of the energy market, renewable energy entrepreneurship could contribute socially, environmentally, and economically.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Israel has not yet realized the vast untapped potential of renewable energy (RE) community entrepreneurship. Over 95% of the energy used in the country depends on imported fossil fuels. Incentives for RE installations are very few. Communities who want to implement RE technologies encounter many barriers. There is an urgent need to prove that it is possible and practical to implement RE technologies on the community level.

How will this project solve this problem?

AIES will install a medium-size wind turbine and PV installations. It will study, document and monitor all stages of development and develop proposed solutions for mainstreaming these types of projects while monitoring the benefits of the installatio

Potential Long Term Impact

Show that communities can successfully develop and install RE technologies, and help to build momentum, motivation and the required experience for other communities to follow. Contribute to the long term goal of energy independence for Israel.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,275

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,275 .  The original project funding goal was $450,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 25 donors like you, a total of $2,275 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ofer Ben-Dov

Director, RE Community Entrepreneurship Initiative
Modi'in, Israel

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