In September, four Israeli companies were included on the Guardian and Cleantech Group list of the 100 Most Promising Clean Technology Companies on the Planet. Some 3,500 companies were considered.

The Israeli companies on the list are:
Solel – Solel designs large-scale thermal power plants. Based in Beit Shemesh, the company was founded in 1995 and has 400 employees.
IQWind – IQWind generates wind power. Based in Bazra, the company was founded in 2007 and has 20 employees.
Aqwise – Aqwise is a biological wastewater treatment company based in Herzliya. Founded in 2000, it has 30 employees.
EnStorage – EnStorage, a fuel cell storage company, was founded in 2007 and employs five people.

The Guardian and Cleantech Global Cleantech 100 list recognizes companies at the forefront of cleantech innovation offering solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges.

The list represents the collective opinion of hundreds of leading experts from cleantech innovation and venture capital companies in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), North America, India and China along with the specific input of an expert panel of 35 drawn from respected organizations such as Altira Group, Crossover Advisors, Deloitte, Emerald Technology Ventures, Google and more.