Standing at the forefront
of Israel's green revolution.
The Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy is a public benefit company. Owners are the kibbutzim, JNF, and other local entities in Israel. We work with the Municipality of Eilat, the Eilot Council and government ministries.
Our goal is to make the Arava region, an R&D center for renewable energy technologies. Also, the project aims to make the area energy independent and free from carbon emissions by 2025. With this project the region will become an international knowledge center.
Eilat-Eilot helps Israel achieve it’s renewable energy goals and strength Israeli cleantech. Thus, now days we are producing more than 100% of daytime energy demand for the region. By 2025 we will produce 100% renewables 24/7.
Moreover, we are operating a technology incubator and venture capital “capital nature”. Creating new jobs among them: researchers, engineers, teachers and others.
Yearly / Installed in Eilot Region
Eilat-Eilot was established in 2006, and was then a division within the Eilot Regional Council. The regional council sought to develop the field of clean energy, which was then an emerging market, to generate revenue for the region and create jobs. Later, Eilat-Eilot set out on an independent path as a non-profit organization.
The original ‘Sun Valley’ vision was dreamt by our beloved Brian Medwood (1957 – 2002). Medwood was a clean energy pioneer and we have dedicated a page to his honor.
Our offices are located at a recently energy-saving renovated building.
Eilat-Eilot Established a decentralized local power station from renewable energy. At present 15 solar plants supply more than 100% of day time electricity needs of Eilat and the Arava region. Thanks to storage technologies by the end of 2025 we will be at 100% 24/7.
Keilot company provides innovative solutions combined with a convenient financing package for off-grid population.
Billions of people around the world live with no access to electricity and water.
This condition directly affects their quality of life and health. Therefore, innovative solutions are needed for basic operations such as cooking, drinking water supply and agriculture, cooling food and medicine, charging basic appliances and more. Keilot is operating in Kenya with the expectation of expanding operations to other regions in Africa and the world.
The ‘Eilat – Smart City’ will reduce energy consumption and upgrade existing infrastructure. Waste disposal, communications, lighting, education and energy management. Also a 30MW rooftop solar initiative owned by the citizens.
Every two years, we hold an international competition in which excelling students from around the globe are exposed to the realm of clean energy and its meanings. Our goals are to encourage youth to choose clean energy in their professional future as well as expose local youth to scientific excellence.
In 2011, Eilat-Eilot took part in establishing ‘Capital Nature’ a cleantech investment firm. 13% of the company is owned by local entities thus benefiting the Eilot region.
Once every two years, we bring together decision-makers, companies, entrepreneurs and investors from Israel and the world. The Eilat-Eilot International Conference on Renewable Energy connects between the various fields related to renewable energy, while bringing entrepreneurs and opportunities to the Eilot region.
Establishment of research departments for renewable energy within local research institutions: the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, where researchers and students work to promote research in the field of renewable energy.
Eilat-Eilot helped establishing a local accelerator to nurture local innovations. Each year five projects are rewarded funding and support.
Our training center works with Israel’s top academic institutes, state-wide teacher training organizations and the ministry of foreign affairs’. We offer a variety of courses and hand-on training that takes place here in the Arava.
To better understand what we are doing – we’ve prepared an infographic that shows, in real numbers, the great value of Eilat-Eilot to the southern Arava.
The summary was conducted in 2017.
Kibbutz Samar | Ehud Kugler | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kibbutz Neve Harif| Eti Ilue | email@example.com
Kibbutz Ketura| Cecil Rimer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kibbutz Grofit| Sylvia Naaman | email@example.com
Ardag Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd | Glen Fergerson
Ardom holding and management Ltd. | Israel Piperberg |IsraelP@ardom.co.il
Kibbutz Lotan|Yigal Staboner
Kibbutz Yotvata| Gadi Elkalai | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kibbutz Elifaz| Yoram Yesharim
Kibbutz Yahel | Amnon Shimoni | email@example.com
Kibbutz Eilot | Elad Ben Dror |
Yotvata Dairies Ltd. |Yaron Veinberg |firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital Nature | Noam Ilan | Noam.email@example.com
Representative of the city of Eilat | Moshe Ziso | firstname.lastname@example.org
JNF | Alon Badihi | email@example.com
Kibbutz Neot S’madar | Eitan Cohen | firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO & Founder of Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative
Dorit Davidovich Banet co-founded and CEO of Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative for the last 14 years and co fouder and chair of directors at “Keilot israel” & “Keilot kenya” funded two years ago. Prior to those positions Dorit was the founder and the head of the environment unit at the Eilot Regional Council and Eilat town’ in southen Israel for eight years.
The Eilat Eilot RE initiavie Raised more then 20 million $ to operate and demonstrate a self sastain model for solving the energy crisis by advancing all necessary components while generating sustainable regional development:
• leading the process of construction the largest decentralized solar power stations in Israel, provide 150% of the electricity demand, in day time all year long.
• implementing storage for reaching clean energy independence 24/7.
• founders and shareholders in VC “Capital Nature” that invest in innovative clean technologies.
• Operating betasits for demonstrating clean energy tecnologies.
• Planing the first microgrid in Israel of 500 MW instald+ storage.
• Conducting academic coursesaca to many engineeringqeconomic and
policy schools in Israel.
• helding international conference and Hacatons – becom the beating heart of the clean energy industry in Israel
The Keilot company valued at $ 2.5 million after two years of operationoperates among small holder farmers by demonstrating’ implementing and inplimenting Zero carbon innovative technologies for Essential households and biulding clean energy solutiosns for big energy “off takers”. Keilot is using microfinance program for the farmers & coopratives and in the same time operates an R&D center for Zero carbon technologies in the Arava valley, Israel.
Dorit holds a master’s degree in Geomorphology from Ben-Gurion University, focusing on stratigraphic issues and earthquakes. She holds a BA in Geography from Haifa University.