Mar 7, 2012

Israel to Build University that Will Work on Alternative Energy

The Israeli city of Ashdod, on the west coast and south of Tel Aviv, will soon built a campus that will run on alternative energy. It will be the first of its kind in Israel.

The complex will occupy 14 hectares and generate half of the energy consumed by solar panels and sources of geothermal energy, according to Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.

The campus will be located at the entrance of the city of Ashdod and host an Engineering Institute, a school of nursing and other Environmental Studies.

Construction will start within a year and will cost 300 million shekels (about $79 million or 60 million euros).

The chosen design is to preserve the landscape. Some of the buildings will be erected on pillars and the campus will have a lookout to enjoy views of the dunes that surround the place.

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