​​​We are pleased to announce that the 24th Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Electricity Production, organized by the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, on Ben-Gurion University's Sede Boqer campus, will take place on September 9-10 2024.

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​We had a blast at the previous symposium, come join us at the upcoming one.

The symposium will focus on a range of fascinating topics, including 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.

Two keynote speakers have already confirmed their attendance:



star2.jpgProf. Antoine Kahn, Princeton University,    USA

My interests span a range of semiconductor materials (elemental and compounds), but my current work focuses specifically on organic molecular and polymer semiconductors, dielectrics developed for applications in organic and molecular

star2.jpgDoron Aurbach, Bar-Ilan University Israel    

​​Optimal electrochemical power sources for electromobility and large energy storage.


In addition to sessions featuring invited and contributed lectures, we will also organize student poster sessions, providing an excellent opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work.

 Please mark your calendars and reserve the date for this prestigious symposium. Further updates regarding a Call for Abstracts, followed by Registration Instructions will follow.  The lineup of esteemed speakers and the detailed program will be shared in due course. We look forward to welcoming you to this exceptional scientific event, which aims to advance solar electricity production and foster meaningful collaborations.

Planning Committee

Professor Eugene Katz (keugene@bgu.ac.il)

and Professor Iris Visoly-Fisher (irisvf@bgu.ac.il)

To write directly to the Symposium secretariat: sbsolarsymposium@bgu.ac.il