Monthly Archives: November 2010


15th IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Conference

The 15th IAHR international conference on cooling tower and air-cooled heat exchanger will be held from 23rd – 26th October 2011 in Beijing, China. You are invited and encouraged to register your interest. The conference will address the latest developments in cooling technologies with the participation of industrial cooling experts in various disciplines from all [...]

ISES Solar World Congress 2011

The ISES Solar World Congress 2011 is the world’s largest scientific congress in the field of solar energy and buildings. It will take place from 28 August - 2 September 2011 in Kassel, Germany. The SWC 2011 brings together the leading scientists from the most important solar research institutes and universities world-wide. It offers the [...]

On Prerequisites to Large Scale Rollout of CSP in Southern Africa: Models, Plants and Resources

Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering RESEARCH LECTURE Mr P Gauché  (Stellenbosch University) "On Prerequisites to Large Scale Rollout of CSP in Southern Africa: Models, Plants and Resources" Monday 22 November 2010 at 12:00 - Room M306 Chairman: Dr D Els

Introduction to GIS

A short course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be held from 6-10 December 2010* at the Centre for Geographical Analysis. This introductory course is aimed at GIS beginners who need instruction in basic GIS functions such as map production, data capture, editing and manipulation. Participants will also be exposed to more advanced applications of [...]

Ases National Solar Conference

The National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the U.S. Now in its 40th year, the SOLAR 2011 program will be developed by solar energy experts in all topical areas - technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development, and consumer education. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for [...]

SolarPACES 2011

. Where: Granada, Spain When: 20. - 23. September, 2011 Venue: Granada Congress Centre ( Visit conference web site for details.

CSIRO National Solar Energy Centre Plans

CSIRO is building the world’s largest solar tower Brayton Cycle at the National Solar Energy Centre. For more information please link here and here.

Mining South Africa’s solar resources – Is this the new gold rush?

Come and listen to Pancho Ndebele talk about the utilisation of South Africa’s solar resources for the generation of sustainable energy, and the rolling out of concentrated solar power plants in South Africa and the SADC region. Friday, 5 November at 07:00 for 07:30 University of Stellenbosch Business School When and where Venue: [...]

Solar Resource Assessment – A key issue for your CSP / CPV project

If you are interested in solar systems: This Wednesday 3rd November at 17h00 Central European Time we'll have Chris Gueymard, worldwide recognized expert in the field of solar resource assessment. The following topics will be covered: • Resource assessment for large projects: Why local measurements are important • DNI Variability, Frequency Distributions • Typical Meteorological Years • Circumsolar Radiation and Spectral [...]

Laser Research Institute Open Day

Poster Open Day LRI