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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New Historic Academic Partnership Between Israel and Morocco

August 17, 2021

Tags: Press Releases

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, August 17, 2021 – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
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BGU Takes a Big Leap Forward to Combat Climate Change

March 9, 2021

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Press Releases

BGU announced the formation of Israel's first School of Sustainability and Climate Change.

Israel’s Solar Future

July 10, 2020

Tags: Alternative Energy

Solar-thermal and photovoltaic panels could eliminate fossil fuels as a source of electricity in Israel.