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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BGU Develops Generator for NASA

November 15, 2019

Tags: Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences

The miniaturized solar-powered generator will be deployed on the first 2020 NASA flight to the space station.

BGU Scientist Makes Smart Devices From Mere Molecules

August 28, 2019

Tags: Alternative Energy, Nanotechnology

The possible applications are endless, ranging from clean energy to telecommunications to medicine.

Water and Food Security: Can We Do Better?

December 18, 2018

Tags: Desert & Water Research

On this podcast, Prof. Weisbrod discusses how BGU is a trailblazer in the field of water and desert research.