April 7, 2014
Representatives from Arizona and Palestine spanned the geographical gap to meet March 24-28 at Arizona State University's Tempe campus for the Renewable Energy Leadership Training Program. Though thousands of miles apart, the two nations face similar energy challenges - including transmission, funding and technology - making this partnership an ideal opportunity to share struggles and successes.
Throughout the course of the Renewable Energy Leadership Training Program, attendees developed roadmaps toward a sustainable and independent energy system. Additionally, they had the opportunity to tour local facilities like First Solar, the ASU Solar Power Lab, TÜV Rheinland and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation on ASU's Polytechnic campus. Following the program, they will seek to implement their renewable energy projects in Palestine.
The university plans to expand the program in order to provide continued support for energy transformation in both the United States and developing nations.