SOLTRAIN 2: Solar Thermal Training Workshop – March 2013 – Western Cape


The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and AEE – INTEC (Institute for Sustainable Technologies from Austria) set up a 3-year solar thermal energy project (Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative – SOLTRAIN) in cooperation with Southern African educational […]

SANEA Lecture: Concentrating solar power & the options for South Africa


July 17

17h30 – 19h30

Engen Petroleum Ltd Conference Centre, Engen Court

Cape Town

Cape Town Lecture:

Prof Wikus van Niekerk, Director: Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Studies and Paul Gauche, University of Stellenbosch

For more information, visit this website.

Renewable Energy Training Workshop 26 – 30 August 2013


26 – 30 August 2013

Skilpadvlei Conference Centre, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch University will present a five-day training workshop in renewable and sustainable energy technologies in Stellenbosch. The aim of the five day training workshop is to enhance the capacity in the country […]

Discussion forum: Is CSP a silver bullet for SA?


Herewith an invitation to our next  Forum: Is CSP a silver bullet for South Africa? A public debate on how concentrating solar power might benefit or hinder our economic and energy plans: Presenters:  Saliem Fakir, Head of the Living Planet Unit […]

First Annual STERG symposuim


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Now registered for ECSA CPD points

Due to the rapid growth in numbers of postgraduate students and research outputs, we have decided to test the idea of an annual symposium where we will present the most mature and […]

Q3/4 2013 STERG research meeting

STERG Quarterly meeting agenda – 5 December 2013, 10h00 to 12h00, M306
Research (40-60min)

SASEC dry run opportunity
a.)     A review of aiming strategies for Central Receivers – Anny Grobler (6min)
b.)    The use of CFD for Heliostat Wind Load Analysis – Adhikar […]

Q2 2013 STERG research meeting

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 […]

CSP Today South Africa 2013

For the 2nd year running, STERG will have speakers at this event. More information to come.

14 November: The National Planning Commission’s Energy Plan for South Africa

This is an interesting opportunity to attend a lecture by a person who lead the NDP energy component. When our event calendar works again, we will add it to the calendar.

Presented by Prof Anton Eberhard

Graduate School of Business, University of […]

ISES Solar World Congress 2013, Cancún, Mexico 3 – 8 November 2013

The International Solar  Energy Society (ISES) and the Mexican Solar Energy Association (ANES) have the  honor of hosting the Solar World Congress 2013 which is expected to bring  together more than 1,000 participants from throughout the world. Read more […]