SASEC 2018 Durban 25-27 June 2018
  10/10/2017     News

The 5TH Southern African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC 2018) will be held from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa. This is the first time SASEC will be coming to South Africa’s ocean side playground, where the warm African sun meets the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean.
The conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energytechnology 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.

The conference will start on the Monday morning with a plenary session after which the 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 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, with an allocated ISBN number, will be published.


-    General Solar Energy
-    Solar Thermal Energy
-    Solar Photovoltaics
-    Solar Resources
-    Concentrating Solar Power
-    Industrial and Domestic Solar Heating

Abstracts due: 22 January 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 26 February 2018
Full Paper due:    30 April 2018
Early Bird registrations close: 25 May 2018
Conference: 25 - 27 July 2018
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words using the template provided on the SASEC website at  The deadline to submit abstracts is 22 January 2018.
(The Abstract Submission system will be put online shortly)
Ms Deidre Raubenheimer
Tel: +27 (0) 21 406 6167 Email:
Fax: +27 (0) 21 448 6263 Web: