The First Southern African Solar Energy Conference will be held from the 21 to the 23 May 2012 at the Protea Hotel in the Technopark, Stellenbosch. This conference will focus on both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy technology systems and applications. The conference will provide the opportunity for researchers, engineers, technologists and individuals to share and discuss recent developments in the field. The Conference will focus on research and development projects and results completed by universities and other institutions over the last five years. Engineers, researchers and scientists are encouraged to share their research results and knowledge at the conference.