EILAT, Israel, September 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The 7th Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference (EilatRE2016), to be held November 27-29, 2016 at the Dan Hotel in Eilat, Israel, will bring together industry leaders, government officials and sector investors to focus on the next generation technologies that will advance the global transition to renewable energy.
Hosted by the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative - a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use and development of renewable energy as a regional development catalyst - the conference provides an opportunity for global industry leaders and investors to see firsthand the disruptive technologies and game-changing innovations coming out of Israel, a world leader in clean energy startup companies per capita.
Noam Ilan, Co-founder of both the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative and Capital Nature, a leading Israeli investment firm pioneering renewable energy technologies, said: "The sun-drenched Eilat-Eilot region serves as a premiere model of energy independence and a test bed for breakthrough solar technologies and off-grid solutions to help Israel and vulnerable areas across the world lacking access to secure energy."
This year's keynote speaker will be Greg Wasserman, Partner at former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's Generation Investment Management. Other speakers include Itamar Orlandi, Head of Applied Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Dr. Griffin M. Thompson, Director of the Office of Electricity and Energy Efficiency at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources. A delegation from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), headquartered in Abu Dhabi, will also participate in the event as part of the organization's mission to create a strategic renewable energy plan for the Israeli government.
Itamar Orlandi, Head of Applied Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance said: "The rapid cost reductions in solar, battery storage and LED lighting are creating a pathway to provide a modern, reliable electricity supply to the 2 billion people who still do not have one. The emphasis on off-grid topics at the Eilat-Eilot conference reflects a gradual shift in market interest, with investors increasingly looking at opportunities in the sector."
A highlight of the conference will be EnergyVest, which will be hosting the Cleantech Open competition, providing a platform for the most promising Israeli clean energy entrepreneurs to pitch their innovations to investors and for investors from across the globe to discover the under-the-radar local startups spearheading the latest advances in cleantech. The conference program will be complemented by a cleantech exhibition, offering attendees from industry, academia and government a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with relevant companies, vendors and technologies from Israel and abroad.
Some of the cutting-edge Israeli solar, wind and smart mobility companies to participate in the conference include: SolarEdge, a partner of Tesla; AugWind; Chakratec; Brenmiller Energy; BrightSource; SolView; EnStorage; ElectRoad; and Roadix.
Stephanie Robinson Jonas
PR Manager, Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference
SOURCE Ortra Ltd.