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Technical Tour


Saturday, October 17, 2015


8:30 am - 6:00 pm (estimated time)


85 Euro, pre-registration is required
Registration during the registration process for the conference ticket

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The bus for the technical tour will depart from Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). It will also return there again in the evening.


Impressions from Cape Peninsula coastline

1. Scenic Drive

Start from CTICC after breakfast, scenic drive along the atlantic coast. 

© Justin Rudman
© Justin Rudman

2. Guided tour at the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden kirstenbosch

After the Kirstenbosch visit, a scenic drive along the false bay shore line brings us to the Helio 100 site.

Artists view of Helio100 Facility,
startup expected September 2015.

3. Visit Helio100 Facility

Helio100 is a Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) funded technology development project that aims to develop 100% South African heliostat technology.  The project includes construction of a 100kW pilot facility which will demonstrate a simple and fresh approach to overcoming current challenges in heliostat fields.

The pilot facility is located on a 2ha site owned by Stellenbosch University and will serve as a research and development facility once completed.

Allee Bleue Wine Estate © Matti Lubkoll
© Matti Lubkoll

4. Late lunch and wine tasting

At Allee Bleue Wine Estate in the Franschhoek valley.

© Matti Lubkoll

5. Return to Cape Town

Return in the afternoon via the famous Drakenstein Prison (formerly Victor Verster Prison) from where Nelson Mandela was released into freedom in 1990.

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