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STERG Members and Alumni Winning Awards

Dr Willem Landman, a former STERG researcher received a SANEA/RECORD highly recommended certificate for a young researcher in renewable energy for 2017. Matthew Kapp, was named one of 6 winners out of 64 entrants in a competition to find ways of improving a 'smart city' in Gauteng called Waterfall City. Matthew's project suggested ways that [...]

2017-11-29T06:56:05+00:00 November 29th, 2017|News|

SASEC 2018 2nd Call for Abstracts

The 5TH Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018) will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. The conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal Energy technology systems and applications. The conference provides the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the [...]

2017-11-27T14:56:41+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Home, News|

STERG well represented at SolarPACES2017 in Santiago de Chile

A group of students, professors and academic staff from the Engineering faculty represented the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG) at the SolarPACES 2017 conference, which took place from 26th to 29th September in Santiago, Chile. The annual conference hosts leading research institutions, industry specialists and experts in concentrating solar power and chemical energy systems with more [...]

2017-11-27T14:35:47+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Featured, Home|

STERG represented at SolarPACES2017 in Santiago de Chile

STERG’s delegation at the conference (from left to right): Prof Theodor von Backström, Christoph Pan, Lina Hockaday, Frank Duvenhage, Willem Krog, Henk Laubscher, Dr Jaap Hoffmann, Bradley Da Silva, JC Nel and Dr Lukas Heller [Photo courtesy of Christoph Pan] A group of students, professors and academic staff from the Engineering faculty represented the [...]

2017-11-27T14:37:45+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Featured, News|

STERG Technical Tour 2017

The STERG Technical Tour Group at the Khi Solar Plant (Photo Courtesy of Frank Duvenhage) The 3rd STERG Technical Tour took place from the 3rd to 7th July 2017 and gave students the opportunity to visit renewable energy generation plants. Students from Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Pretoria [...]

2017-09-01T09:59:11+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Home|

STERG Technical Tour 2017 to Upington brings universities & renewable energy industry together

The 3rd STERG Technical Tour took place from the 3rd to 7th July 2017 and gave students the opportunity to visit renewable energy generation plants. Students from Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Pretoria (UP) joined the tour this year, extending STERG’s collaboration with other universities in South Africa. The group of [...]

2017-11-27T14:36:21+00:00 August 27th, 2017|News|

STERG 5TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2017 A SUCCESS

The 5th Annual STERG SOLARPACES Symposium 2017 was held on the 13th and 14th July 2017 at Stellenbosch University. We would like to thank all our sponsors, speakers and attendees! This year the symposium featured a record breaking 38 presentations. STERG’s research presentations were accompanied by presentations by our colleagues from the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), [...]

2017-11-27T14:33:28+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Home|

5th Annual STERG SolarPACES Symposium

The 5th Annual STERG SolarPACES Symposium will take place from the 13th of July 2017 to the 14th of July 2017. Presentations will cover research related to concentrating solar power (CSP) as well as solar process heat. This will provide an opportunity for researchers in the field of solar thermal power and heat to present their work. Interested students, researchers and [...]

2017-08-05T17:45:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|News|

“The Role and Value of CSP in South Africa’s Power System” at the Africa New Energy Conference 2017

The Africa New Energy Conference took place at Century City in Cape Town on the 7th - 8th March 2017. Professor Frank Dinter representing Stellenbosch University's Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Studies (CRSES)  gave an insightful presentation on Monday about, "The Role and Value of CSP in South Africa's Power System". This presentation can be downloaded here. [...]

2017-03-17T18:35:35+00:00 March 17th, 2017|News|