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Performance characteristics of packed bed thermal energy storage for solar thermal power plants
(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 ...
A pre-feasibility study of a concentrating solar power system to offset electricity consumption at the Spier Estate
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Spier Estate - a wine estate in the Western Cape Province of South Africa - is engaged in a transition towards operating according to the principles of sustainable development. Besides changes in ...
Discrete element modelling of packed rock beds for thermal storage applications
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The increased necessity to obtain power from other sources than conventional fossil fuels has led to the growing interest in solar power. The problem with the proposed technology is that it can only ...