University of Cape Town

Background:

Silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) systems undergo a drop in real-time performance in the field when compared to the predicted “laboratory” performance. The effects of dynamic operational...

University of Cape Town

This solar cooker is small enough to be packed into a backpack in its collapsed form and carried by one person. In its fully assembled state, it takes the shape of a cone. 

The cone is formed by...

North-West University

Conventional narrow-bandwidth low-noise amplifiers (LNA’s) can achieve noise figures close to the theoretical minimum noise figure of the high electron mobility transistor  (HEMT) devices that are...

North-West University

The North-West University (NWU) is pioneering the novel use of Europium-Tellurium-Oxide (ETO) in the production of clean energy. ETO is a light-chargeable catalyst material that exhibits sustained and...

Wits Commercial Enterprise

The novel solar trough plant receiver is customizable based on the solar field needs, providing improvements in the harnessing of solar energy. Unlike conventional parabolic trough solar systems, it...

University of the Western Cape

Fly ash, is a waste by-product from the coal-fired electricity generating stations. Power stations need to dispose of the fly ash in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, making the need to...

University of KwaZulu-Natal

In South Africa and around the world, electrical utilities are required to inspect power lines and their immediate environment to ensure safe and reliable operation of the electrical network. Such...

Innovus

SUNSPOT is a solar thermal power plant with rock-bed storage, containing a unique set of patented and individually licensable Stellenbosch University technologies. The SUNSPOT cycle is appropriate and...

North-West University

During the refinement process, coal plants produce fine coal that is often considered a waste product. Green Coal has two applications. Firstly, to produce briquettes from the fine coal which are...

University of the Western Cape

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer zero emissions and are a clean alternative to fossil fuels. HySA Systems, at the University of the Western Cape, have made improvements in the performance...

Innovus

Geasy: The Smart Geyser System

Together the smart geyser controller and consumer management devices form a system that enables considerable water and electricity savings. The system monitors the...