Monthly Archives: September 2013


Gemasolar in Merc product film

[HTML2] A shorter and different ad can be viewed here: A website with interactive video of Gemasolar is here: Note: This posting is in no way an endorsement for any product. We just think that the CSP plant is cool.

SolarPACES2014 – Beijing, China

SolarPACES 2014 20th SolarPACES Conference, 16. - 19. September 2014, Beijing, China Where: Beijing, China When:16. - 19. September, 2014 Important Dates: Abstract due 31 March, 2014 Acceptance notification 15 May, 2014 Early bird registration deadline TBD Full papers due 15 July, 2014 Conference website: Technical tours: Coming soon

STERG at Ivanpah

Ivanpah unit 2 being admired by STERG members

Discussion forum: Solar thermal power plants and their advantages

      Herewith an invitation to a CRSES forum: Solar thermal power plants and their advantages: presented by Prof Frank Dinter, Eskom Chair in Concentrating Solar Power at Stellenbosch University. The forum will take place at the Cinema 2, Neelsie Student Centre - directions on page two of the below invitation. Date and time: 18 October 2013 [...]

SolarPACES 2013 starts

Most of team Stellenbosch are here. Our presence is being felt and we were informed by the organizers that we might be the 4th biggest delegation. Our booth partner, GeoModel, have an interesting sample of 3D DNI around Stellenbosch free for download at

Concentrating on CSP at SolarPACES2013

  Our theme at SolarPACES2013 Las Vegas is based on the above phrases and we are using this at an opportunity to announce our new landing sub-domain. Watch this space for news of the conference and beyond.

Doug Banks Scholarship

2014 Applications now open! Click on the above image to go to the site.

CRSES announces 2014 bursaries

This is an early announcement. Please follow up with CRSES or come an talk to someone in STERG. The bursaries are competitive, for South Africans and cover Masters and PhDs.