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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Water and Food Security: Can We Do Better?
On this podcast, Prof. Weisbrod discusses how BGU is a trailblazer in the field of water and desert research.
We Are One Step Closer to Hydrogen-Fueled Cars
BGU has unlocked a mechanism enabling the use of solar energy to create cheap, efficient and clean fuel.
The Power of the Parabolic Mirror
A BGU solar energy researcher sheds light on the ancient process still used to light the Olympic flame.