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 at furthering recent research at the university on recently developed pressurized air receiver systems. Closing [...]
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 death of CSP" in South Africa. However, this challenge is also an opportunity to better understand [...]
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 receive this prestigious award. We would also like to congratulate former CRSES researcher, Imke Meyer, for [...]
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 the world. Established in 2007, in this edition the Prize has been completely redesigned in [...]
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 students and applicants must be SA Citizens or have a permanent [...]
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 can yield. Please encourage your fellow members to join in the future too!
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, by assisting in the identification of problems, barriers and challenges faced by enterprises at the [...]
The 4th Annual STERG SolarPACES Symposium will take place on 14 and 15 July 2016. For more information and updates about the symposium, please see the event page.
STERG members are encouraged to participate in the REPS, for more information see the event page.
The Physics department, in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies and the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group organised an outreach/awareness event on the 15th of April 2016 on the main campus of Stellenbosch University. The main display was a 12 square-meter parabolic dish which was used to cook soup, while STERG [...]