Test your innovative renewable energy technology ideas in their early stages. We perform technology reviews and equipment testing for you.


CRSES performs state-of-the-art research on renewable energy related technologies and their applications.

Previous projects:

  • First Technology – Cadmium Tellurite (CdTe) modules
  • WWF-SA – Renewable energy powered desalination plants
  • Innovate UK – Wave Energy Technology
  • USTDA – Energy Storage

We conduct laboratory testing of renewable energy equipment to evaluate performance characteristics. These tests are conducted in line with the relevant National and International Standards. Our services focus on research and development assistance, rather than product certification.

Facilities at Stellenbosch University include:

  • Solar roof testing facility for low temperature solar thermal technology
  • Towing tank testing facility
  • Wind tunnel testing facility
  • Wave flume testing facility
  • Solar PV testing facility
  • Biogas and biofuels testing facilities