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 solargis.info

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.sun.ac.za

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.

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.


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

NRF Renewable and Sustainable Energy Scholarships 2014

  [Click here or on the image to go direct to the NRF call] Closing date: 15 August 2013 Process: You are responsible for the application direct to NRF. The NRF have announced the call for the 2014 RSE scholarship program. These scholarships are aimed primarily at the programs of the NRF hub, spokes and [...]

Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2013

We congratulate Sebastian Bode as one of the 200 Young South Africans for 2013! Click here or below photo to read more.

Concentrating Solar Power By Numbers

  Concentrating Solar Power By Numbers An opinion article written by Paul Gauché (STERG), Riaan Meyer (GeoSun) & Alan Brent (CRSES).