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Tel Aviv pilots shade-giving, solar-powered fabric that lights up at night

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The municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa is piloting a new, environmentally friendly system designed to provide shade during the day and serve as a lighting installation once the sun sets in the city’s Atidim Park, an industrial area in Ramat Hahayal that is home to dozens of high-tech, financial, media, and medical companies.

The award-winning system, Lumiweave, was created by Anai Green, an Israeli industrial and product designer who nabbed international recognition for her work in 2020 as part of a global climate tech competition for women. The challenge was organized by Women4Climate, an organization that brings together mayors, entrepreneurs, innovators, students, scientists, and activists to enhance women’s participation and leadership in building a sustainable future.

In 2020, Tel Aviv was one of four hosts of C40 Cities, a network of municipality leaders collaborating to address climate change. C40 brings together close to 100 world cities.

Last week, Tel Aviv set up the Lumiweave for a trial period at Atidim, during which Green and the municipality will monitor the system’s performance with an eye toward more installations across the city. The project is also........

© The Times of Israel

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