Israeli Solar Startup Shines

Solel is producing electricity at rates that rival gas-powered plants. Pretty soon, if it's technology keeps cooking, that figure could drop 40%

Avi Brenmiller could hardly have been more pleased with President George W. Bush's newfound love affair with solar energy as outlined in the State of the Union address last month. Brenmiller, chief executive of Israel's Solel, has been patiently waiting for nearly a decade for a major breakthrough that would focus attention on his company's method for harnessing the sun's energy.

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