"The largest and most impressive source of energy in our world, the source of life for every plant and animal, yet a source so little used by mankind today is the sun ... This energy can be converted into a driving, dynamic and electric force, and even after the exhaustion of all the uranium and thorium deposits from the face of the earth, solar energy will continue to flow toward us almost indefinitely."
David Ben-Gurion, Southward, 1956.
You are cordially invited to the National Solar Energy Center to see how solar energy is harnessed to produce electricity as a clean, inexhaustible power source.
The one hour visit comprises:
- A site tour with explanations (available in English, Hebrew or Russian)
A visit to the Center is suitable for all ages, from high school and onwards.
Open Sun-Thurs. 9:00-15:00.
It is necessary to phone in advance to arrange a tour.
Phone: 08-659-6934 Fax: 08-659-6736
Entrance fee: (January 2003) 10 shekels
(Reduction for students, and pensioners)
We are located at the Sede Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University, approximately 50 km S. of Beersheba on highway #40. Approximately 2-hours drive from each of: Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Elat. Approximately 45-minutes bus ride from Beersheba (bus # 060).
We will be happy to have you as our guests, and make your visit to the Negev a more memorable experience.