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2nd Annual STERG Symposium

A provisional announcement to the annual STERG symposium. Please bookmark the date.

Open to all members of the university, colleagues at other universities and institutions involved in CSP R&D, funders & members of the public.

We will plan for around 20 technical presentations and a tour of the solar laboratories.

NRF scholarships process

To: All prospective postgraduate student waiting to hear about the recently announced special 2014 scholarship program for the solar thermal spoke.

Instructions to prospective students: Please be prepared to provide information about you and the basic objective of the project you have discussed with your potential supervisor. Please also  note that you must be a SA […]

Journal article recognized by

Warrick Pierce’s research has been published and now recognized as a key scientific article by Renewable Energy Global Innovations. This link to the specific page.

In the news: CSP opportunity now

As seen in Die Burger this week. Here is a copy of the page.

What is this?

GPS coordinates for Google: -28.537142,21.077761


Last minute 2014 scholarships from NRF

Very limited opportunity for prospective 2014 Master/PhDs. Please come back to this site. Details to come soon. A list of applicable topics here. SU_STE_Spoke_Topics 2014

Award winning structures by schlaich bergermann und partner



A lecture by Markus Balz, Managing Director, sbp sonne gmbh

Location: Pulp-Cinema, Neelsie, Stellenbosch University (Location)

Date: 14 November 2013

Time: 11h00 – 12h00

Invitation: All members of the university and public welcome (seating is limited – arrive early)

Lecture overview

Markus will present on his own projects and experiences in structural engineering, including his experience with the Moses Madhiba stadium […]

SANEA Lecture: Concentrating Solar Power in South Africa


Johan Kotze, STERG PhD candidate will be presenting this lecture.

SANEDI recently recognised his efforts and Johan was awarded with the RECORD RERE Young Researcher Award for 2013.

click here for more information.

CSP Today Cape Town 2014


See CSP Today South Africa 2014 website.

STERG and associates will be presenting at the event.


Gemasolar in Merc product film


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.