Scholarship & Internship Programme

Our flagship Scholarship and Internship Programme develops young mechatronics and electrical engineering students for the blossoming renewable energy industry. It is our hope that we will not only be able to create a skills pipeline for our organisation, but also support and contribute to the industry and the country as a whole.

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund (RESF), which has seen well over two million rand invested enables aspirant engineers from around the country to acquire the qualifications and skills demanded by this budding sector, particularly in the field of mechatronics – an inter-disciplinary field, combining traditional electrical, electronic, mechanical, control and computer engineering skills. The programme covers tuition, daily living expenses and learning expenses such as books and materials.

Participating universities include Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Majority shareholder, Globeleq is jointly managing the construction of De Aar Solar Power and will play a key role as the management company during operations.