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STERG’s record doctoral graduate output in 2016

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.

“The Role and Value of CSP in South Africa’s Power System” at the Africa New Energy Conference 2017

The Africa New Energy Conference took place at Century City in Cape Town on the 7th – 8th March 2017. Professor Frank Dinter representing Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Studies (CRSES)  gave an insightful presentation on Monday about, “The […]

[Closed] SolarPACES 2017 Abstract Submission

SolarPACES 2017 is now open for the submission of abstracts! Visit the event website here for further details.

Submission deadline: 31 March 2017

Make sure not to miss it…

Closed: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity 2017

Pressurized Air Receiver Development

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University is offering a postdoctoral position in concentrating solar power in the field of pressurized air receiver research. The position is available immediately  for a project that is aimed […]

The Role and Value of CSP in the South African Power System

The Department of Energy(DoE) recently released the much-anticipated Integrated Resource Plan 2016 (Draft IRP2016) detailing South Africa’s energy generation mix until 2050. Concentrating Solar Power  (CSP) generation was not included in the mix which in the worst case translates to “the […]

STERG member receives SANEA Energy Award

STERG would like to congratulate Toyisi Craig for being presented with a Highly Recommended Recognition at the 2016 SANEA/SANEDI Energy Awards for the work of his MEng Research. We are proud to have another one of our members to […]

Eni Awards 2017 Call for proposals open

STERG members are encouraged to take note of Eni Awards for 2017 and consider application.
The Eni Award annually honors the best research projects in the field of energy and sustainability and is addressed to scientists and researchers from around […]

CRSES Bursary applications open

The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies are now accepting bursary applications for 2017.

Bursary amounts:
M-degree          R100 000 for 2 years
PhD-degree     R150 000 for 3 years

Application forms can be downloaded from our website at http://crses.sun.ac.za/studies-bursaries-crses-bursaries

Preference will be given to previous disadvantaged […]

2nd STERG social of 2016

Thanks to all STERG members who joined the second social for the year at Helio100. It was inspiring to visit the Helio100 pilot facility to those who have not been there before and see what the research from STERG […]

Helio100 winner of WWF-SA Climate Solver

We are proud to announce Helio100 was awarded as one of three innovators in the WWF Climate Solver platform.
With South Africa faring poorly on innovation indexes, WWF-SA views Climate Solvers as a tool to support innovation in South Africa, […]