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The status and outlook of CSP in SA presented at SAIREC

The Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA) attended South African International Renewable Energy Conference which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 4-7 October.

The status of CSP in SA was presented by Chairman, Dr. Louis […]

Scholars learn about CSP at SAIREC

STERG’s basic model of a central receiver CSP plant was used at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 4-7 October.

The Centre of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies […]

The Helio100 project is making headlines

The TIA Helio100 project, is a CSP technology development project and involves the design and construction of a 150 kW thermal pilot facility.  The project started in April 2014 and the Helio100 team consists out of 16 members of […]

CSP featuring on Carte Blanche

Prof Wikus van Niekerk, director of the Centre of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, was interviewed on Carte Blanche on the role of CSP in South Africa.

The status and benefits of the REIPPPP and the capacity of renewable energy […]

Stellio heliostat confirmed best-in-class

The Stellio heliostat developed by schlaich bergermann und partner (sbp), holds its ground through technical economic studies that evaluated its efficacy and cost-efficiency.

“After months of tests Stellio heliostat confirms unprecedented optical quality. The sbp sonne team is thrilled to […]

Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision Scholarship

A two year Scholarship is available to study towards a Masters degree in Renewable Energy Studies at a South African University, commencing in 2016.   Students should be from a background of engineering, science, technology, built environment, or law.

· Only […]

WWF Renewable Energy Vision

The World Wide Fund for Nature in South Africa (WWF-SA) identified the continued reliance on coal to generate more than two-thirds of the country’s electricity as a threat to natural resources such as land and water, which are critical […]

3rd Annual STERG Symposium well attended

The third annual STERG symposium was held at in the Knowledge Centre of the Engineering Faculty of Stellenbosch University on 14 and 15 July 2015.  The first day of the STERG symposium was also the last day of the […]

2nd STERG Technical tour to Northern Cape

One week ago a number of STERG members completed a pleasant and informative technical tour to selected renewable energy plants in the Northern Cape.  The power plants and sites that were visited includes SERE wind farm, Konkoonsies 10 MW […]

Kaxu: Supporting the grid with CSP

South Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Power plant was connected to the grid in March this year.  This 100 MW plant is owned by Abengoa who is also complete Khi Solar One and Xina Solar One.  Xaxu represents a sixth […]