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  • Hyman, Katherine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis investigates the case of the Cape Town Central City Provincial Government Revitalisation Initiative (CCPGRI) as a means to further understanding of socio-technical transitions. The departure ...
  • Menzies, Greig Hamilton (2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Renewable energy technology has received much attention over recent years. The depletion of known fossil fuel reserves and the volatility of international fuel prices require that society looks beyond the ...
  • Pierce, Warrick Taite (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    The aerodynamic performance of an existing wind turbine blade optimised for low wind speed conditions is investigated. The aerodynamic characteristics of four span locations are determined from surface pressure measurements ...
  • Van der Merwe, Abraham Blignault (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Recently, improved technologies have been developed for the biobutanol fermentation process: higher butanol concentrations and productivities are achieved during fermentation, and separation and ...
  • Kritzinger, Karin (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is facing an energy crisis on two levels; the existing capacity to supply electricity is unable to support future growth in demand, and the electricity being produced comes mostly from coal-fired ...
  • Brosius, Walter (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    This paper describes a MEng thesis project for a MEng in Renewable Energy Systems program at the Centre for Renewable Energy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The aim of this paper was to offer ...
  • Gerber, Stiaan (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Knowledge of the magnetic fields in the domain of electrical machines is required in order to model machines accurately. It is difficult to solve these fields analytically because of the complex geometries ...
  • Joubert, J. R. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    This thesis is an investigation of the wave power resource on the South African coast, focusing on the spatial distribution of wave power of the coastal region exposed to the highest wave power. The study’s main objective ...
  • Bryden, Ian (Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2008)
    The invitation for a presentation pertaining to the marine renewable energy resource
  • Pretorius, Johannes Petrus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation builds on previous research (Pretorius, 2004) and investigates the optimization and control of a large-scale solar chimney power plant. Performance results are based on a reference location ...
  • Heyns, Johan Adam (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    This study evaluates the performance characteristics of a power plant incorporating a steam turbine and a direct air-cooled dry/wet condenser operating at different ambient temperatures. The proposed cooling system uses ...
  • Allen, Kenneth Guy (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Solar energy is by far the greatest energy resource available to generate power. One of the difficulties of using solar energy is that it is not available 24 hours per day - some form of storage is ...
  • Donkin, Richard Philip (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This project investigated the feasibility of incorporating photovoltaic cells into plastic roof tiles using injection moulding. Such tiles have the potential to provide robust and distributed electricity ...
  • Malatji, Pholoso (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Wood waste, when used for gasification is commonly pressed into briquettes, especially if no uniform particle size is available. This densification reduces problems of handling, storage and transportation ...
  • Botman, Ilse (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to investigate the potential tree taxa that could be grown as a source of biomass in the Cape Winelands region. The trials comprises of two different aspects. The first being ...
  • Hugo, Thomas Johannes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The world’s depleting fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to much research into renewable and cleaner energy. Biomass is unique in providing the only renewable source ...
  • Van Niekerk, Wikus (Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2008)
    A presentation stating the different types of renewable resources, the challenges and opportunities, future research highlights and energy and biofuels
  • Mokheseng, Motale Ben (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The thesis examines whether a residential solar power system (comprising a solar photovoltaic [PV] system and a solar water heater [SWH]), a demand-side option, has a lower life-cycle cost than a coal-fired ...
  • Meyer, Adriaan Jacobus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    A small scale steam jet ejector experimental setup was designed and manufactured. This ejector setup is of an open loop configuration and the boiler can operate in the temperature range of Tb = 85 °C to 140 °C. The typical ...
  • Linnanen, Lassi (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008)
    The invitation to the presentation held by Dr Lassi Linnanen,Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, at the University of Stellenbosch, Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Studies on Tuesday 19 February 2008 at 15h00