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Some STERG members after a match of 5-aside soccer On Friday, 4 March 2016, old and new STERG members came together for a few games of 5-aside soccer. Quarterly social events are part of the STERG tradition and is a relaxed way to get to know fellow researchers in the group. These social [...]
Deadlines for submitting an abstract and/paper and for registration for the 2016 SolarPACES conference is available on the SolarPACES website. Note that the deadline for submitting an abstract is March 31, 2016.
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. See this document more information about the conference and important dates.
"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 News reported. The Centre of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies had some input into this project [...]
"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 backgrounds may be assigned to the IRENA Agency to enhance their educational experience through practical [...]
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 delegates from research institutes, governmental bodies, financial institutions and commercial entities in the CSP industry. The [...]
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 van Heerden and an Outlook on CSP as dispatchable-, baseload- and peaking electricity generation technology was [...]
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 attended the conference and engaged with members of the public and also renewable energy professionals. [...]
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 which several are STERG members. The Helio100 pilot facility is currently in its final stage of [...]