Sep. 24
- Sep. 25

The Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede Boqer

​During the symposium, we will honor Prof. David Faiman on the occasion of his 75th birthday

The first Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Energy Production took place in 1986, and this series continues to be a central activity of the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center, on Ben-Gurion University’s Sede Boqer campus.
The Sede Boqer symposia are unusual in that they combine presentations on all methods of solar energy conversion to electricity (photovoltaic, solar-thermal, etc.) in a single conference.​

Abstracts on the following subjects are of interest: solar energy conversion systems, optics of solar systems, models of systems and components, photovoltaic materials and devices, concentrated solar energy, measurements and characterization, solar thermal systems, thermoelectricity, electricity and heat storage, solar applications.

We are pleased to announce that the following leaders in their respective fields have agreed to be our Keynote Speakers:​

Eli Yablonovitch
University of California - Berkley
"Mass Production of Thin-Film Single-Crystal GaAs Solar Cells"

Martin Green
University of New South Wales
“Photovoltaic Research and Technology: Current Status and Future Prospects"​

Aldo Di Carlo
“Tor Vergata" University of Rome
“Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules"

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