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Renewable Energy Community Entrepreneurship

by Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Renewable Energy Community Entrepreneurship


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.

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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.


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

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.

Additional Documentation

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


The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Israel Renewable Energy Cooperative

Organization Information

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Location: Kibbutz Ketura - Israel
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @aravainstitute
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Ofer Ben-Dov
Project Leader:
Ofer Ben-Dov
Director, RE Community Entrepreneurship Initiative
Modi'in, Israel

Funded Project!

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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