Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) boasts its national and international profile as a renowned institution in R&D renewable and alternative energy by promoting advanced fundamental research and searching for potential applications through recruitment of excellent researchers in relevant fields, increased R&D budgets, enhanced national and international cooperation and improved research infrastructure.
Promote and support fundamental and exploratory research programs for production of renewable and alternative energies and sustainable uses of the Negev Desert and worldwide drylands.
The National Solar Energy Center (NSEC). The main areas of activity include research and experimentation in both concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) and solar-thermal (ST) technologies, at the device and system level.
Sustainable Architecture Projects
Joint Italian-Israeli Laboratory on Solar and Alternative Energies
The EU-Project LARGECELLS
Total of $30.500.000 research funds dedicated to ESD research.
Apx. 1500 scholarly publications were published on ESD during 2012.
Ambitious research collaborations to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water.