BERLIN: the EU Ambassador to Israel visited Yeelim school, pilot site for energy efficiency rehabilitation


On the 17th of June 2021, the EU ambassador to Israel, Dr Emanuele Giaufret, his delegates and senior staff members visited Yeelim school which has been selected as a pilot site to improve energy efficiency in public building.  They saw first-hand the installed outdoor weather station.

Mr.  Assaf Admon presented the general aspects of the project aiming to achieve a better way of living in Eilat city and to find a way to replicate BERLIN project in other institutes in Eilat – Eilot Regional Council following the vision of a 100% renewable energy. 

BERLIN partner, Eilat municipality, presented the progress of the project with a focus on the vision for the pilot- of Yeelim school, inside and outside of the school premises.

Yeelim school was chosen to be one of the cross-border pilot site of BERLIN project where integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs) and building – applied photovoltaics (BAPVs) and an energy storage system (ESS) will be applied in order to convert this school into an energy independent building . The bifacial photovoltaic (PV) panels will be installed on an open courtyard adjacent to the school. The PV modules will also be utilised as a shelter from the sun and high radiation, while PVs will consist of a mix of technologies of different levels of transparency. In this way, the infrastructure can also serve for educational purposes.

Prof. Erez Gal and students from Ben Gurion university, also partner in the project, presented the technical aspects of the project with the aim to find a way for collaboration with school students so they will understand and share the objective of the project.

Following the presentations, the EU Ambassador and his delegates received a very warm welcome by the Mayor of Eilat on the way to celebrate Europe´s day in an EU-funded exhibition on Eilat's Promenade.