A pioneer in solar energy research since 1976, BGU is leading the world in new technologies and materials.

From the development of optics for concentrating sunlight to the physics of dust removal from solar surfaces, to the production of organic, inexpensive photovoltaic cells, BGU researchers are at the forefront of solar energy research.

At the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center, scientists are experts in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) that focus light—up to 15,000 suns — into small, highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) modules. At the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, researchers are exploring new PV materials.

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Solar Cells Made More Cost- and Energy-Efficient

December 31, 2015

Tags: Alternative Energy

A research team co-led by Dr. Avi Niv has achieved unprecedented advancements in solar energy.

BGU Researchers Create Unprecedented Nanostructures

November 30, 2015

Tags: Alternative Energy, Nanotechnology

Using a solar furnace invented at BGU, the researchers make pretty big nano-history.

Catching Some Rays: A Solar Boost for BGU

August 24, 2015

Tags: Alternative Energy

BGU installs solar charging stations for mobile devices as part of its Green Campus initiative.