Monthly Archives: October 2012


CSP Today South Africa 2013

For the 2nd year running, STERG will have speakers at this event. More information to come.

14 November: The National Planning Commission’s Energy Plan for South Africa

This is an interesting opportunity to attend a lecture by a person who lead the NDP energy component. When our event calendar works again, we will add it to the calendar. Presented by Prof Anton Eberhard Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town The National Development Plan was adopted by Cabinet in September 2012. Its [...]

BERG – STERG Challenge

The 2 big M&M research groups having a social function. Dunno who won officially but I think we did.

SUNtower and 6 heliostats behaving (almost)

Close-up of calibrating 6 small heliostats. Target is 2m x 2m at a height of 9m. Heliostats are about 45m away.   SUNtower in perspective. All 18m. We now have a 3rd target up at 2m.

ISES Solar World Congress 2013, Cancún, Mexico 3 – 8 November 2013

The International Solar  Energy Society (ISES) and the Mexican Solar Energy Association (ANES) have the  honor of hosting the Solar World Congress 2013 which is expected to bring  together more than 1,000 participants from throughout the world. Read more

NRF scholarships now open!

The DST/NRF renewable and sustainable energy scholarships for Masters and PhD is now open. The program document lists all available topics. This is the biggest funding opportunity you will get for 2013 study. The deadline is this month, so you must get the application going asap. For prospective students of STERG, you are welcome to [...]

Web site work

We are looking for SU students (or staff?) that have a bit of time and have skills at developing web sites/pages. See our jobs page for more. Go to contact page to apply or visit us in the new knowledge centre, 4th floor.

Short Course: Introduction to Solar Energy 10 – 16 June 2013

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19th SolarPACES Conference, 17. – 20. September 2013, Las Vegas, USA

  19th SolarPACES Conference 17 - 20 September 2013 Las Vegas, USA Please visit the conference website for more details.

SolarPACES 2012

STERG was well represented at SolarPACES 2012 in Marrakesh, Morocco. We had a delegation of 9  people from SU, UKZN and CSIR. We delivered 6 papers and one of us was a session chair. Several of us were technical committee members. We will soon publish the papers to the this website and look out for the trip report. [...]