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SASEC2016: First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The 4th Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2016) will be held from the 31st October to the 2nd of November 2016 at the Conference Centre of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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Solar thermal craft beer

“Western Cape-based brewery Cape Brewing Company (CBC) has, with the help of renewable- energy company E3 Energy Group of Companies, produced what it says is South Africa’s first commercially available green beer, using water heated by the sun”, Engineering […]

IRENA Internship Programme

“The IRENA Internship Programme offers a small number of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IRENA operations.
The purpose of the internship Programme is to provide a framework through which graduate and/or university students from diverse academic […]

SolarPACES2015 successful and local

The annual SolarPACES conference was held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 13-16 October this year and STERG was well represented with this conference so close to home. The conference was also attended by local and international […]

The status and outlook of CSP in SA presented at SAIREC

The Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA) attended South African International Renewable Energy Conference which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 4-7 October.

The status of CSP in SA was presented by Chairman, Dr. Louis […]

Scholars learn about CSP at SAIREC

STERG’s basic model of a central receiver CSP plant was used at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 4-7 October.

The Centre of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies […]

The Helio100 project is making headlines

The TIA Helio100 project, is a CSP technology development project and involves the design and construction of a 150 kW thermal pilot facility.  The project started in April 2014 and the Helio100 team consists out of 16 members of […]

CSP featuring on Carte Blanche

Prof Wikus van Niekerk, director of the Centre of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, was interviewed on Carte Blanche on the role of CSP in South Africa.

The status and benefits of the REIPPPP and the capacity of renewable energy […]

Stellio heliostat confirmed best-in-class

The Stellio heliostat developed by schlaich bergermann und partner (sbp), holds its ground through technical economic studies that evaluated its efficacy and cost-efficiency.

“After months of tests Stellio heliostat confirms unprecedented optical quality. The sbp sonne team is thrilled to […]

Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision Scholarship

A two year Scholarship is available to study towards a Masters degree in Renewable Energy Studies at a South African University, commencing in 2016.   Students should be from a background of engineering, science, technology, built environment, or law.

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