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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 […]

STERG and CRSES represented at 3rd SASEC

Members of STERG and the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies attended the 3rd South African Solar Energy Conference in Kruger National Park from 11-13 May.  The annual conference provides researchers in solar energy the opportunity to present […]

Commercialization plans for Ripasso dishes

The Swedish company, Ripasso, has been testing their 100 square meter, 34% efficient dishes in the Kalahari four the past four years and are now ready for their first large scale installation.

The company has hired their entire South African […]

SolarPACES 2015 Dates & Deadlines

SolarPACES is coming to Cape Town this October, 13th to 16th. SolarPACES is the most relevant conference for researchers in the field of concentrating solar power systems and is coming to our door step this year. Certainly STERG will […]

Research: The SUNCopter Project

CSP plants, like all other power generation plants, require constant monitoring and maintenance to operate at optimal levels. In the case of CSP plants, the maintenance required involves cleaning, re-aligning and calibrating the mirrors. Due to the sheer volume […]

Sutherland added as 12th station to the SAURAN network

The South African Universities Radiometric Network (SAURAN) has recently added Eskom’s radiometric station at Sutherland as the 12th station across Southern Africa.  This network of stations make high-resolution, ground-based solar radiometric data available to the public.

The graph below shows […]