EXPO-2017: Electricity from sunlight introduced by Israel
Electric power from solar energy, wind and biomass: Israel showcased its green energy developments at Astana EXPO 2017. Israel harnessed solar energy in the 1970s. At present, nearly 12% of all power in the country is generated by alternative sources of energy. Expo pavilion commissioner Elazar Cohen said that the main idea of the Israeli exposition is to let visitors become a part of the limitless energy. Visitors can also see a unique choreographic performance.
ELAZAR COHEN, COMMISSIONER, ISRAELI EXPO PAVILION:
- First of all the development of the high tech energy sector is very developed. we sell many new high-tech technology in the sector of energy around the world. The second usage of green energy since it’s a new sector it is becoming more and more common. We have in Israel very big fields of renewable energy with very advanced plans to turn garbage into energy, so this sector becomes more and bigger, and even bigger in the future.
Solar-powered aircraft and hydrogen fueled car, smart heating system, energy-independent city and electrical filling stations – these and many other ideas are presented in the South Korean pavilion. Visitors are welcomed by the Korean cartoon characters Pororo and Nanta, break-dancers, and musicians playing Kazakh and Korean instruments. South Korean pavilion is one of the biggest in the exhibition. Its main topic is ‘Future Energy, Smart Life’. The pavilion’s facade is decorated with numerous seeds of energy. According to the organizers, South Korea expresses hope for spreading the energy of the future to the whole world through the Astana EXPO-2017.
KIM JAE HONG, PRESIDENT, SOUTH KOREA TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCY:
- Our country managed to cope with the shortage of natural resources. We are ready to share our experience. The latest energy conservation developments are presented in our pavilion. Visitors can also enjoy various performances. We are celebrating the national day on July 19. We will organize a concert a day before, featuring Korean celebrities. We will make every effort to make your visit to our pavilion most useful and entertaining.
Hungary presented the latest green technology achievements. The main concept of their pavilion is the Tree of Life. Hungarian scientists are planning to create enterprises that would work on the principle of photosynthesis in the near future. That is, same as plants, they would collect light energy and convert it into oxygen, electricity and heat through chemical reactions.
NANDOR CORTEZY, AMBASSADOR OF HUNGARY TO KAZAKHSTAN:
- Artificial photosynthesis is still a research but we have really high hopes that in few years all we can see like power plants, like trees can create the energy from the sun.
MIHALY VARGA, HUNGARIAN MINISTER OF NATIONAL ECONOMY:
- Hungary is rich in thermal springs that we want to use not only for treatment, but also in agriculture and the heating system.