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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A Solar Powered System for Israel and its Neighbors
BGU professor emeritus explains how solar energy could power nearly all of Israel, Egypt and Jordan.
Measuring the Solar Energy Potential of City Roofs
A BGU team maps roofs across an entire Israeli city, making it possible to increase the use of solar energy.
BGU Researchers Improve Performance of Solar Panels
The new technique -- inspired by nature’s lotus leaf -- removed 98% of dust particles.