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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The Power of the Parabolic Mirror

February 12, 2018

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

A BGU solar energy researcher sheds light on the ancient process still used to light the Olympic flame.

BGU to Collaborate With Universities in Arizona and Mexico

September 20, 2017

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Press Releases

The three universities will cooperate on high-tech research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Nano Paves the Way for Advanced Devices

July 3, 2017

Tags: Alternative Energy, Nanotechnology

Scientists created nanostructures with unprecedented optical, electronic and mechanical properties.