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 That Improve With Heat
BGU researchers are part of a team that has fixed a major hindrance to efficient solar energy.
Solar Cells Made More Cost- and Energy-Efficient
A research team co-led by Dr. Avi Niv has achieved unprecedented advancements in solar energy.
BGU Researchers Create Unprecedented Nanostructures
Using a solar furnace invented at BGU, the researchers make pretty big nano-history.