Concentrating solar: Follow the sun to power the country

A tower rises up from Stellenbosch University’s Mariendahl experimental farm, against the backdrop of scenic mountains. Facing it like supplicants, more than a hundred mirrors stare at the tower, automatically tilting to catch the sun. This is the Helio100 project, funded by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and a test-bed for concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. For many in the

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