North-West University 21 September 2020 The Centre of Excellence in Carbon-based Fuels together with the SARChI Research Chair in Coal Research and the SARChI Research Chair in Biofuels are co-hosting the annual national renewable energy postgraduate symposiums (REPS) to provide masters’ and doctoral students the opportunity to present their research. In 2020 the focus [...]
From the 8th to 12th of July 2019, STERG embarked on its first technical tour since 2017. The tour is aimed at giving students unique access to renewable energy generation plants in South Africa, with a focus on concentrating solar power (CSP). In collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES), [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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), [...]
STERG has produced four doctoral graduates in the 2016 academic year. We congratulate our doctoral graduates Dr Lukas Heller, Dr Willem Landman, Dr Matti Lubkoll and STERG founder Dr Paul Gauché.