First Succah Illuminated By Solar Energy Goes Up In Israel

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In Israel, each municipality raises a succah for the benefit of  local workers and visitors. This year, the very first succah illuminated by solar energy went up in the central-region town of  Kfar Saba. This showcase project will hopefully stir popular enthusiasm, especially in view of  the government’s lagging investment in solar energy.

Mayor Yehuda Ben Hamo said, “The city of Kfar Saba is a city that was established on a green agenda.  A green and energy-saving succah operating on solar energy is only appropriate.

Maybe soon every succah will be able to follow Kfar Saba’s example, using DIY solar panels made of grass – which would be really fitting to this week-long harvest holiday.

The solar-powered succa is located in Kfar Saba’s municipal park. Solar panels was set up nearby. The energy absorbed and stored charges LED bulbs to illuminate the interior at night.

Entertainment in the succcah includes a celebration of the volunteer organization Sharon Club’s 25th year on Tuesday. There will be talks on the spirituality of Succot by author Yochi Brandes, and by Rabbi Sasson Trabelsi, who is chairman of the Religious Council, entertainment by singer Einat Sarouf, and klezmer music.

I invite everyone to be our “ushpizin” this Succot holiday,” Ben-Hamo said. “Visit this special Solar Succah, and see how  you too can create environmentally friendly energy and light.” (via Green Prophet)




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