From the 11th to 15th of September 2022, STERG staff, guests and postgraduate students embarked on the first technical tour since 2019. The tour had the goals of firstly giving the students access to concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the Northern Cape and to host the STERG Symposium to present our research to the [...]
The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) published their latest SANEDI Insights publication. Please find it here.
The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call for new applications for DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the academic year 2023. For more information click here.
The months of April and May mark the first time in two years that Stellenbosch University welcomes the public for in-person Open Day events. Saturday 23 April was the turn of the departments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to host, and STERG was back at our usual spot outside the Structures Lab. [...]
The Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program for 2023-2024 is open for applications. This program supports research in your field at an U.S. academic or research institution for 3-9 months. Visit the following link for more information, as well as the application link. Furthermore, the Fulbright South African Foreign Student Program is also open for [...]
An interesting read on the progress of South Africa's Redstone CSP can be found here.
Herewith important information from the SolarPACES 2021 Organizing Team: SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) is pleased to announce the SolarPACES 2021 conference to be held from September 27 - October 1, 2021 as an online event. SolarPACES is the premier international network advancing research, development, and commercial deployment of concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and related technologies. This year, [...]
An article honouring the legacy of Prof Theo von Backström.
Two STERG alumni have achieved remarkable success in the solar energy industry. Dr Paul Gauché (founder of STERG) previously managed the Concentrating Solar Technologies department at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, from 2017 to 2020. He has recently taken up a new role as the Vice President of Research and Development at Heliogen in the [...]
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) currently has a vacancy for a research group leader in Energy Systems. Please visit their webpage for more information on this opportunity.