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Shade by day, light by night? The city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa has implemented a “cool” new street fabric that provides both — without the need for electricity.
The municipality is currently piloting a new, eco-friendly system in northern Tel Aviv, which uses solar energy to supply shade during daytime hours and illumination when the sun goes down. The sheet has been installed for an experimental period in the city’s Atidim Park, an industrial area of the Ramat HaChayal neighborhood.
Dubbed Lumiweave, the lightweight and flexible system was developed by Israeli industrial and product designer Anai Green, who was selected as one of four innovators to win the 2nd International C40 Women4Climate Tech Challenge in 2020. The challenge, at the time in its second year, was organized by Women4Climate, a group of mayors, entrepreneurs, innovators, students, scientists, and activists that aims to enhance women’s participation and leadership in building a sustainable future.
Read the entire Nocamels article here: https://nocamels.com/2022/04/lumiweave-tel-aviv/