MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW

Membership is divided into four main classes, namely:

Founding Members

A class of membership that carries the right to vote and to obtain a seat on the executive committee of the Association for a period of three (3) years from the date of inception, in addition to the elected executive committee members. Founding Members have all the rights of Ordinary Members, and where reference is made to rights pertaining to Ordinary Members in this Constitution, such reference shall be inclusive of Founding Members.

Sponsor Members

A class of membership that carries the right to vote and any additional rights as determined by the executive committee and/or in the provisions of a sponsorship agreement entered into between the Sponsor Member and the Association, taking into consideration the financial contribution that the Sponsor Member makes to the Association. Sponsor Members shall in any event enjoy all the rights of Ordinary Members, and where reference is made to rights pertaining to Ordinary Members in this Constitution, such reference shall be inclusive of Sponsor Members.

Ordinary Members

A class of membership that carries the right to vote and stand for election to the various bodies of the Association; and

Associate Members

A class of membership that does not carry the right to vote and stand for election to the various bodies of the Association. Associate Members consist of other persons that are partly or totally active in the solar thermal sector in the SADC region and are one or more of the following:

  • research institutions and technology centres;
  • standardisation, control and testing authorities;
  • public services;
  • commercial banks;
  • Non‐Government institutions; and
  • individuals with relevant CSP experience

Membership fees for each category of membership will be determined by the Executive Committee each year.

SASTELA’s membership is drawn from many of the world’s leading concentrating solar power technology companies and their supply-chain partners. It provides clear value to members in promoting this reliable, sustainable and cost effective technology.