Solar-Powered Camels and More From Israel Renewable Energy Conference (Slideshow)
Located far from power and water infrastructures, the collective farming communities of Israel's sparsely populated south are betting on a new cash crop: renewable energy. With the sun shining year round and an abundance of fallow land, solar panels are popping up on roofs and on the edges of agricultural fields. Government incentives and a new regional master plan are in place, contracts are being signed and a first batch of projects has already materialized. With its goal of achieving energy independent while creating thousands of new green jobs, will Israel's southernmost region lead the country to a greener future?