CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

COMPLETED RESEARCH

Research into various renewable energy sources is done by different academic departments and research groups.
The completed research is listed below:

NO.STUDENTDEGREEDEPARTMENTSUPERVISORCOMPLETED RESEARCH TOPIC

WIND ENERGY

1. W BrosiusMEng Mechanical EngineeringTW von BackstromFeasibility Study for Wind Power at SAB Newlands
2. NA CencelliMScEng Mechanical Eng, StellenboschTW von BackstromAerodynamic optimization of a small-scale wind turbine blade for low speed wind speed conditions
3. WT PierceMScEng Mechanical Eng, StellenboschTW von BackstromEvaluation and performance prediction of a wind turbine blade
4. JC BekkerMScEng Electrical and Electroncin Eng, StellenboschProf HJ Vermeulen Efficient Modelling of a Wind Turbine System for Parameter Estimation Applications
5. U HoffmanMScEng Electrical and Electroncin Eng, StellenboschProf M KamperDirect Grid Connection and Low Voltage Ride-Through for a Slip Synchronous-Permanent MagnetWind Turbine Generator
6. L TaitMSc ERC, University of Cape TownG PrasadThe potential for local community benefits from wind farms in South Africa
7. C ClohessyMSc Statistics, NMMUDr GD SharpEvaluation of Noise Levels of Micro-Wind Turbines Using a Randomised Experiment
8. J Hosking MCom Statistics, NMMUM du PreezGenerating guidance on public preferences for the location of wind turbine farms in the Eastern Cape
9. Z Mouton MScEng Electrical and Electron Eng, StellenboschM KamperModelling and design of an eddy current coupling for slip-synchronous permanent magnet wind generators
10. JHJ PotgieterPhD Stellenbosch UniversityM KamperOptimal topology and critical evaluation of slip synchronous permanent magnet wind generator
11. Stiaan GerberPhD Electrical and Electron Eng, Stellenbosch UniversityM KamperEvaluation and Design Aspects of Magnetic Gears and Magnetically Geared Electrical Machines