The 23rd Sde Boker Symposium on Solar Electricity Production 

Save the Date - February 14-16, 2022

We are pleased to announce that planning has begun for the 23rd Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Electricity Production and are broadcasting this “Save the Date", while taking into account the need to monitor national and international instructions on holding academic conferences. We hope that by next February we will be allowed to gather in person, as it has been our experience that the opportunity to meet scientists of international caliber and one another under the relaxed and open skies of Sede Boqer has been an incalculable contribution to the advancement of scientific ideas and collaborations.


The symposium  is organized by the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center, of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, on Ben-Gurion University's Sede Boqer campus. 

Abstracts on the following subjects are of interest: novel photovoltaic materials and devices, photoelectrochemical conversion and solar fuels, solar energy conversion systems, optics of solar systems, models of systems and components, concentrated solar energy, measurements and characterization, agrophotovoltaics, solar thermal systems, thermoelectricity and other solar applications.

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


Prof. Christoph Brabec
University of Erlangen, Germany

“Accelerating the Development of Novel Semiconductors for Solar Energy by Automated Research Laboratories – towards a Material´s Genome Concept for PV"


Prof. Yuri Gogotsi
Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA

“MXenes – Synthesis, Optoelectronic Properties and Solar Energy Applications"


Prof. Uri Banin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Semiconductor nanocrystals for photocatalytic applications” 

In addition to sessions of invited and contributed lectures, student poster sessions will be organized (with awarding prizes for the best posters).

​On behalf of the Organizing Committee 

Professor Eugene A. Katz 

Conference Administration:  Ms. Shoshana Dann   Tel. 08-6596934​