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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

SolarPACES2014 – Beijing, China2018-11-07T08:34:41+00:00

STERG at Ivanpah

Ivanpah unit 2 being admired by STERG members

STERG at Ivanpah2018-11-07T08:34:41+00:00

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 [...]

Discussion forum: Solar thermal power plants and their advantages2018-11-07T08:34:42+00:00

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

SolarPACES 2013 starts2018-11-07T08:34:42+00:00

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.

Concentrating on CSP at SolarPACES20132018-11-07T08:34:42+00:00

Doug Banks Scholarship

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

Doug Banks Scholarship2018-11-07T08:34:42+00:00

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.

CRSES announces 2014 bursaries2018-11-07T08:34:43+00:00

Best presenter award – NRF Energy Postgraduate Conference

STERG congratulates Kenny Allen for his best presenter award at the National EPC conference hosted by NRF and iThemba labs. The below picture is Kenny next to a block of granite he stumbled upon during a rock collection trip in 2011.

Best presenter award – NRF Energy Postgraduate Conference2018-11-07T08:34:43+00:00


SANEA Energy Awards 2013 STERG congratulates Johan Kotzé for winning the SANEDI / RECORD RERE Young Researcher Award 2013. Johan Kotze is a final year PhD student. He proposed a concept for concentrating solar power that in part comes out of the next generation nuclear power technology. Johan took this proposal from a concept to a CSP [...]


SANEA Lecture – CSP and the options for SA

See below link for an Engineering News article on the SANEA lecture presented by Prof. Wikus van Niekerk (CRSES) and Mr. Paul Gauche (STERG) A bright future for CSP - researchers

SANEA Lecture – CSP and the options for SA2013-07-19T10:47:48+00:00