Daily Israel Report

Israel and China Seek Solar Energy Cooperation

Israeli and Chinese executives of the countries' solar energy industry met in an effort to increase solar cooperation between countries.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 7/10/2012, 10:53 AM

Solar Farm
Solar Farm
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The heads of China’s Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., the world’s largest maker of solar panels, met with executives of Israel’s solar energy industry in an effort to increase the dialogue on solar energy between the two countries, Globes reported.

The meeting was arranged by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute and included executives of Pythagoras Solar Ltd., Solaris Synergy Ltd., Watts and More Ltd., bsolar Ltd., and SolarBead Ltd.

“Israel is a growing market in the solar energy industry, and we hope to deepen the dialogue with Israeli companies in the field to better understand their technologies and expand our activity and bring it to new levels,” said Suntech CTO Dr. Stuart Wenham.

Export Institute target countries director Assaf Bar-Moshe said that Suntech should be viewed as a natural partner for supplementary solutions offered by Israel's solar power industry. "We're pleased that Suntech has identified Israel as a technology powerhouse, besides Suntech being a target market for Israeli exporters," he said.

The two countries are also in the midst of signing an agreement between to build the Eilat railway.