SASEC 2019

Delegates can register for SASEC 2019 online at

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The University of Fort Hare will host the 6th Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), which will take place from the 25th to the 27th November 2019 at Mpekweni Beach Resort, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. This is the second time the event will be coming to the Eastern Cape, and we look forward to hosting you in our beautiful Province. Come and join us!

The conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy technology systems and applications. The conference provides the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the field. It is a particularly good opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their research progress, network and develop knowledge of solar energy technologies.

presentations will split into PV and Solar Thermal tracks. Delegates are invited to attend a welcoming cocktail function on Monday evening, while Tuesday will follow a similar programme with the Conference Dinner in the evening. The conference will end on the Wednesday.
The conference will have a specific focus on research, technology development and deployment of solar energy in the South African context shared with experiences from other parts of the world. To benefit the Solar Energy community as a whole, engineers and scientists from academia and industry are encouraged to share their on-going and completed research, technology developments and experiences with technology deployment at the conference.

Presentations at SASEC will be subject to the acceptance of an abstract. The review process will consist of an initial review of one-page abstracts followed by a rigorous review of the complete papers. Comprehensive conference proceedings will be published.


Dr Paul Gauché, Manager, Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories continue reading

Dr Ben Kroposki, Centre Director, Power Systems Engineering, NREL continue reading


  • General Solar Energy
  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Resource
  • Concentrating Solar Power
  • Industrial and Domestic Solar Heating
  • Integration of Solar Energy into the Grid


  • Notification of Acceptance: 10 June 2019
  • Full Paper due: 2 September 2019
  • Early Bird registrations close: 1 November 2019
  • Conference: 25 - 27 November 2019
  • Prof Golden Makaka (Conf. Chair) University of Fort Hare
  • Dr Nwabunwanne Nwokolo University of Fort Hare
  • Ms Linda Joka Stellenbosch University
  • Ms Carla Nel Stellenbosch University
  • Ms Deidre Raubenheimer UCT Conference Management Centre
  • Prof Carsten Agert University of Oldenburg
  • Dr Bernard Bekker Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Alan Brent Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Michael Brooks University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Prof Ken Craig University of Pretoria
  • Dr Paul Gauché SANDIA National Laboratories
  • Prof Thomas Harms Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Stefan Hess INATECH, University of Freiburg
  • Dr Matti Lubkoll Stellenbosch University
  • Prof Sampson Mamphweli Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Jean Pitot University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Dr Christoph Richter DLR
  • Dr Arnold Rix Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Dave Renné International Solar Energy Society
  • Dr Henerica Tazvinga CSIR
  • Prof Wikus van Niekerk Stellenbosch University
  • Mr Werner Weiss AEE INTEC
  • Prof Ernest van Dyk Nelson Mandela University
  • Prof Sam Chikwembani Walter Sisulu University
  • Dr Bernard Bekker Stellenbosch University
  • Dr Johann Strauss Stellenbosch University

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