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ASME ES 2020 Call for Abstracts

ES 2020, the ASME 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, will be in Denver, USA from June 8 – 10, 2020.

The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) track chairs for ES 2020, invite you to submit your technical paper abstracts by November 7, 2019. For those wishing to submit a presentation-only abstract, these are due by March 1, 2020. We would like to encourage participation from the broader CSP R&D community, including academia, national labs & industry.

Conference tracks that relate to CSP:

Nexus: Energy, Water and Climate

Energy Storage

Concentrating Solar Power

Solar Chemistry

Solar Desalination and Industrial Process Heat

Emerging Technologies

Conference Keynotes, Plenaries and Panels

Conference Posters

Within the CSP track, we encourage a wide range of topics, including:

Gen3 CSP

SunShot 2030 and meeting $0.05/kWh for baseload power

Thermal Energy Storage

Long Duration Storage

Hybrid Concepts including Pumped Thermal Energy Storage with CSP

High Temperature Thermochemistry and Process Heat

Solar Collectors and Optics

Receivers

Power Cycles including sCO2

Distributed CSP Concepts

Autonomy, Machine Learning and AI

Materials and Manufacturing for CSP

System Integration

System Demonstration

Plant Operations and Maintenance

Visit https://event.asme.org/ES to submit your abstract.

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 again be well represented at the event!

It provides an excellent opportunity to see many members of STERG presenting their work in front of an international expert audience. You can learn from fellow researchers around the world on latest developments in the field of CSP.

Please note the important dates and deadlines for your information:

Abstract submission:                     10.04.2015 – EXTENDED TO 17.04.2015
Notification of acceptance:         29.05.2015
Online registration:                        12.06.2015
Deadline full paper:                        31.07.2015
End of early bird discount:           14.08.2015
Conference:                                     13.10.2015 – 16.10.2015

We are looking forward to seeing many friends, international colleagues and industry partners at the conference. Learn more about the conference here.

STERG Quarterly Meeting – Q4 [28 Nov 2014]

This is the current date for the second quarterly meeting. (It is listed in the calendar to the right)

 

Draft agenda:

11:00 – 12:00: Research and guest presentations

12:00 – 13:00: STERG admin/planning/etc.

Attendance: All members of STERG and invited guests are encouraged to attend.

STERG Quarterly Meeting – Q2 [4 April 2014]

This is the current date for the second quarterly meeting. (It is listed in the calendar to the right)

 

Draft agenda:

11:00 – 12:00: Research and guest presentations

12:00 – 13:00: STERG admin/planning/etc.

Attendance: All members of STERG and invited guests are encouraged to attend.

IEA Task 49 5th Experts Meeting

Solar process heat for production and advanced applications – Task 49 / Task IV

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Date: January 22 – 24, 2014

Venue: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Wallenberg Research Centre, 10 Marais St, Stellenbosch, 7600

Attendance: By invitation

2nd Annual STERG Symposium

2nd Annual STERG Symposium

A provisional announcement to the annual STERG symposium. Please bookmark the date.

Open to all members of the university, colleagues at other universities and institutions involved in CSP R&D, funders & members of the public.

We will plan for around 20 technical presentations and a tour of the solar laboratories.

NRF scholarships process

NRF

To: All prospective postgraduate student waiting to hear about the recently announced special 2014 scholarship program for the solar thermal spoke.

Instructions to prospective students: Please be prepared to provide information about you and the basic objective of the project you have discussed with your potential supervisor. Please also  note that you must be a SA citizen or permanent resident and do not currently have funding for 2014.

Instructions to supervisors: Please be prepared to to provide information about your general projects that fall under the banner of the solar thermal spoke. For each project, you should provide the details of the student seeking a scholarship. You will shortly receive the application form that will indicate which parts are relevant for you and the students.

SU_STE_spoke_Topics 2014 This is the project list generally applicable but if you (supervisor and student) have something different but still within CSP, please make use of the opportunity but discuss applicability with Paul first.

All applications must be returned to your local spoke manager (Paul) before 9 December when the entire application package needs to be sent to NRF. You are welcome to contact me for clarifications.