In my first post I mentioned that Spain leads the world in applied solar thermal technology. Abengoa is the only company in the world that builds large modular gas turbine power plants that switch over to sun power during the day. This is the best bet for sunny countries like Israel which have access to gas. Abengoa has recently built large plants in both Morroco & Algeria. Mexico has just ordered one. Abengoas plants work because they have been experimenting for more than 30 years and they spend 50,000,000 euros a year on solar energy research...... more than the American DOE.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Born-again Ziontist' revolutionizing solar energy field