Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center

Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center
The world's largest solar energy dish is located at the Center.

The Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center at Midreshet Ben-Gurion is the national alternative energy research institute of Israel. It was established in 1987 by the Ministry of National Infrastructures to study promising alternative and clean energy technologies, particularly those involving solar power. Since July 1991 the Center has been operated by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. Its director is David Faiman.[1]

In 2007 it was announced that the Center was collaborating with Zenith Solar to create a home system of solar cells based on technological research conducted under Faiman.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Faculty biography accessed December 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Sde Boker makes solar energy viable, Ofri Ilani, Haaretz, August 8, 2007.

Coordinates: 30°51′12.58″N 34°47′0.55″E / 30.8534944°N 34.7834861°E / 30.8534944; 34.7834861

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