CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

PUBLICATIONS

2016

1A. Joss and P.J. Randewijk, Design and Optimisation of an Ironless Double-rotor Radial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine, SAIEE, Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2016, Vereeniging, 26-28 January 2016 .
2A. Treurnicht and P.J. Randewijk, Rotor Position Measurement with Magnetic Stray Fields, SAIEE, Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2016, Vereeniging, 26-28 January 2016 .
3C.J. Joubert and H.J. Vermeulen, Clustering Potential Wind Farm Locations based on Simulated Time-of-Day Power Profiles. SAIEE, Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2016, Vereeniging, 26-28 January 2016.
4L. Heller, J. Hoffmann, P. Gauché, The Hybrid Pressurized Air Receiver (HPAR) in the SUNDISC Cycle, AIP Conf. Proc. 1734 (2015). doi:10.1063/1.4949071.
5S. Smit, J. Musango, Z. Kovacic, A. Brent, An investigation into energy flows in urban slums in an African context. International Renewable Energy Conference, 26-28 October 2916, Gabarone, Botswana. IREC-2016-15, http://sasei-ireconference.com.
6S, Hess, H. Beukes, G.T. Smith, F. Dinter, Initial study on solar process heat for South African sugar mills. SASTA Conference, 16-18 August 2016, ICC Durban.
7K. Kritzinger, Review of South Africa’s Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme. IEPPEC 2016, 6-9 June 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherands.
8S. Smit, J.K. Musango, Z. Kovacic, A.C. Brent, 2016. Conceptualising slum in an urban African context. 22nd annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, Lisbon, Portugal.
9L. Mqadi, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent, 2016. Rethinking strategic sustainability planning for the electricity sector in South Africa. 22nd annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, Lisbon, Portugal.
10N. Korsten, B.A. Sebitosi, A.C. Brent, K. Kritzinger, 2016. The financial impact of residential solar rooftop PV on Stellenbosch Municipality in South Africa. 22nd annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, Lisbon, Portugal.
11J.K. Musango, P.K. Currie, A.C. Brent, 2016. Implication of urbanisation on electricity provision in African cities: A system dynamics approach. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Delft, the Netherlands.
12P. Gauché, T.W. von Backström, A.C Brent, and J. Rudman (2016). CSP opportunity and challenges in a national system: The WWF renewable vision for a 2030 South African electricity mix. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949182.
13J.P. Kotzé, P. du Toit, S.B. Bode, J.N Larmuth, W.A. Landman, and Gauché, P. (2016). Solar Augmentation for Process Heat with Central Receiver Technology. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949166.
14J.N. Larmuth, W.A. Landman, and P. Gauché, P. (2016). A top-down approach to heliostat cost reduction. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949037.
15J.C. Lock, W.J. Smit, and J. Treurnicht. (2016). An investigation into multi-dimensional prediction models to estimate the pose error of a quadcopter in a CSP plant setting. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949222.
16J. Rudman, P. Gauché, and K.J Esler. (2016). Initial review and analysis of the direct environmental impacts of CSP in the Northern Cape, South Africa. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949256.
17C. Silinga, P. Gauché, and van W. Niekerk. (2016). CSP Scenarios in South Africa: Benefits of CSP and the lessons learned. AIP Conference Proceedings 1734, doi: 10.1063/1.4949178.
18 J. Terblanche, K. Allen, and H Reuter. (2016). Hydrosol: a low-cost space heating and cooling system. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
19E. Joubert, S. Hess and W. van Niekerk. (2016). Large-Scale Solar Thermal in South Africa: Status, Barriers and Recommendations. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
20L. Guerreiro, K. Allen, H Laubscher and F Dinter. (2016) High Temperature Energy Storage in a Rock-bed test facility. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
21H. Laubscher, F. Dinter and T. von Backström. (2016). Development and Design of an Experimental Facility for cost effective Thermal Rock Bed Storage System. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
22M. Lubkoll, T. von Backström, and T.M. Harms. (2016). Introduction to heat transfer test setup and manufacturing process for the SCRAP receiver. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
23B. Ssebabi, F. Dinter, and J. van der Spuy. (2016) Performance prediction for a solar hybrid micro-gas turbine system. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
24G. Prentice, A. Brent, and I. de Kock. (2016). Evaluation of existing strategies for the commercialization of multi-technology renewable energy systems: The case of CSP technologies in South Africa. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
25W. le Roux. (2016). High-temperature testing of an opencavity tubular solar receiver. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
26B. Swart, H. Engelbrecht, J. Treurnicht. (2016). A Method for Accurate Measurement of Heliostat Mirror Orientation. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
27J. Rudman, P. Gauché, and K. Esler. (2016) Environmental impacts of utility scale PV and CSP in South Africa: A first survey of experts and stakeholders. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
28J. van der Walt, S. Lutchman, W. van Niekerk. (2016) Rural community electrification business: lessons learnt from the SolarTurtle pilot. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
29M. Mabaso, P. Gauché, and J.L. van Niekerk. (2016). A review of freely available energy systems modelling tools and their use within the South African context. SASEC2016, 31 October - 3 November, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
30 L. Heller. (2016) Enhancements to the Hybrid Pressurized Air Receiver (HPAR) Concept in the SUNDISC Cycle. SolarPaces 2016, 11-14 October, Abu Dhabi, United Emriates.
31W. Landman. (2016) Techno-economic Sensitivity Study of Heliostat Field Parameters for Micro-gas Turbine CSP. SolarPaces 2016, 11-14 October, Abu Dhabi, United Emriates.
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2015

1Heller, L, Mesnil, B, Hoffmann, J. 2015. Initial investigation of liquid glass as a thermal medium in CSP Plants. SASEC2015, Kurger National Park, South Africa. May 2015.
2Craig KJ, Le Roux WG and Meyer JP. Computational fluid dynamics analysis of parabolic dish tubular cavity receiver, Proceedings of the Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, pp. 260 - 265, 11 - 13 May 2015.
3Le Roux WG and Meyer JP. Experimental testing of a tubular cavity receiver for a small-scale solar thermal Brayton cycle, Proceedings of the Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, pp. 295 - 300, 11 - 13 May 2015.able 16: Conference proceedings.
4Craig, OO and Dobson R, stand-alone parabolic solar cookers and rural industrialisation in South Africa, Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference, Skukuza, Kruger National Park.
5Van der Walt, RJ. Solar Turtel Rural Micro-utility: Lesson learnt. International Conferenceo on Clean Energy for Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries. Palaye, Botswana, 16 - 18 September 2015.
6Joubert, EC and Van Niekerk, JL. Industrial solar process heat yield and feasibility. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
7Suri M. , Cebecauer T. , Meyer A.J. and van Niekerk J.L. Accuracy-enhanced solar resource maps of South Africa. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
8Meyer A.J and van Niekerk J.L . Towards A Verified DNI Map For South Africa. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
9Silinga, C. SOLTRAIN II - Solar water heating system test and demonstration facility. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
10Jadhav A.S. and Van Niekerk JL. Prospects of inclined solar chimney concept in South Africa. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
11Hameer S. and Van Niekerk J.L. A thermodynamic model for comparing thermal energy storage system to electrochemical, chemical and mechanical energy storage technologies. Third Southern African Solar Energy Conference 11 - 13 May 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
12Musango JK, Brent AC, van Niekerk JBS, Jonker WD, Pienaar AP, York TA, Oosthuizen J, Duminy L, de Kock IH, 2015. A system dynamics approach to understand the implications of a green economy transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston, USA.
13Jonker WD, Brent AC, Musango JK, 2015. Modelling the production of biofuel within the Western Cape, South Africa. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cape Town, South Africa.
14York TA, Brent AC, Musango JK, 2015. Infrastructure implications of a green economy transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cape Town, South Africa.
15Pienaar AP, Brent AC, Musango JK, 2015. Water resource implications of a green economy transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: A modelling approach review. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cape Town, South Africa.
16Van Niekerk JBS, Brent AC, Musango JK, 2015. Agriculture sector implications of a green economy transition in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cape Town, South Africa.
17Brent AC, 2015. Solar Energy RDI Roadmap for South Africa. Southern African Solar Energy Conference, Skukuza, South Africa.
18Gauché P, von Backström TW, Brent AC, Rudman J, 2015. CSP opportunity and challenges in a national system: The WWF renewable vision for a 2030 South African electricity mix. SolarPACES, Cape Town, South Africa.
19Meyer, I. and Van Niekerk, J.L., 2015. Characterisation of the Agulhas Current as a Resource for Marine Energy Extraction. 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference: Nantes, France, 6 - 11 September 2015.
20Sameer Hameer, Johannes L van Niekerk. Thermodynamic Modelling of Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Concentrated Solar Power. ISES Solar World Congress 8 - 12 November 2015 Daegu, Korea.
21Atul Jadhav, J.L. (Wikus) van Niekerk. Low concentrating solar collectors for economical generation of low-medium temperature industrial process heat. ISES Solar World Congress 8 - 12 November 2015 Daegu, Korea.
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2014

1Auret C and Gauché P. 2014. Replacing intermittent renewable capacity in the 2010 IRP with CSP: Effect on coalfired power station capacity factors in 2030. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
2Dinter F. 2014. Operation experience of a 50MW Solar Thermal Parabolic Trough Plant in Spain. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
3Gerber S and Wang R-J. 2014. Analysis of the end-effects in magnetic gears and magnetically geared machines, International Conference of Electrical Machines (ICEM), 7p, 2014, Berlin, Germany (accepted).
4Gerber S and Wang R-J. 2014. Implementation of moving band solver for finite element analysis of electrical machines, Proc. the 22nd Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC), pp.249-254. Durban, South Africa. 30-31 January 2014.
5Giglmayr S, Brent AC, Gauché P and Fechner H. 2014. Utility-scale PV Power and energy supply outlook for South Africa in 2015. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
6Hameer S. 2014. An assessment of hybrid solar photovoltaic and wind potential of Tanzania using MATLAB. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
7Heller L and Hoffman J. 2014. Comparison of different configurations of a combined cycle CSP Plant. SASEC2014, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 27-29 January 2014.
8Howard E, Kamper MJ and Gerber S. 2014. Flux barrier and skew design optimisation of reluctance synchronous machines, International Conference of Electrical Machines, (ICEM), p 7, 2014, Berlin, Germany (accepted).
9Kotzé JP, Von Backström TW and Erens PJ. 2014. Simulation and testing of a latent heat thermal energy storage unit with metallic phase change material. SolarPACES 2013 International Conference Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Energy Procedia 2014: 860-869.
10Kritzinger K. 2014. Unlocking the Rooftop PV Market in South Africa. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
11Landman WA and Gauché P. 2014. Influence of canting mechanism and facet profile on heliostat field performance. SolarPACES 2013 International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Energy Procedia 2014: 126-135.
12Landman WA and Gauché P. 2014. Analysis of canting strategies using the HFLCAL model. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
13Larmuth J, Malan K and Gauché P. 2014. Design and Cost Review of 2m² Heliostat prototypes. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
14Le Roux WG, Mweigye A, Bello-Ochende T and Meyer JP. 2014. Tracker and collector for an experimental setup of a small-scale solar thermal Brayton scale, Proceedings of the Second Southern African Energy Conference, Paper 28, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 27-29 January 2014.
15Louw FG, Von Backström TW and Van der Spuy SJ. 2014. Modelling of the flow field in the vicinity of an axial flow fan focusing on low flow rates. Proceedings of SACAM 2014. Somerset West, South Africa.
16Louw FG, Von Backström TW and Van der Spuy SJ. 2014. Investigation of the flow field in the vicinity of an axial flow fan during low flow rates. Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2014. Düsseldorf, Germany.
17Lubkoll M, Von Backström TW and Kröger DG. 2014. Survey on pressurised air receiver development. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
18Lutchman SL, Gauché P and Groenwold AA. 2014. On selecting a method for Heliostat field layout optimizing. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
19Malan KJ and Gauché P. 2014. A locally developed 40m² Heliostat Array wireless control system. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
20Madaly K and Hoffmann J. 2014. Identifying the optimum storage capacity for a 100MW CSP Plant for South Africa. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
21Meyer I, Reinecke J and Van Niekerk JL. 2014. Resource Assessment of the Agulhas Current for the Purpose of Marine Energy Extraction. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. 4-6 November 2014.
22Mwesigye A, Le Roux WG, Bello-Ochende T and Meyer JP. 2014. Thermal and thermodynamic analysis of a parabolic trough receiver at different concentration ratios and rim angles. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics(HEFAT2014): 907-915. Orlando, 14-16 July 2014.
23Roux SM, Mahmood GI and Meyer JP. 2014. Modified endwall fluid flow in a dimpled pin-fin array for heat transfer enhancement. Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, Kyoto, paper IHTC15-9230. Kyoto, 11-15 August 2014.
24Roux SM, Mahmood GI and Meyer JP. 2014. Flow field around dimpled short pin-fins in a staggered array. Proceedings of the 29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, paper 2014-0302. St. Petersburg, 7 - 12 September 2014.
25Silinga C. 2014. The South African REIPPPP two-tier CSP tariff: Implications for a proposed hybrid CSP peaking system. Proceedings of SolarPaces2014, Bejing, China.
26Tlali PM, Gerber S and Wang R-J. 2014. Gear ratio selection of an outer-stator magnetically geared machine, Proc. the 22nd Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC), pp. 242-248. Durban, South Africa. 30-31 January 2014.
27 Tora E. 2014. Different Designs of nanofluids-based flat-plate solar collectors. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
28Van der Walt J. 2014. SolarTurtle for rural electrification in South Africa. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
29Van der Westhuizen J. 2014. Investigation of heat transfer and temperatures profiles at inlets and undeveloped flow regions using Liquid Crystal Thermography. Proceedings of SASEC 2014. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
30Van Zwieten JH, Meyer I and Alsenas GM. 2014. Evaluation of HYCOM as a tool for ocean current energy assessment. Marine Energy Technology Symposium, Seattle, WA. 15 - 18 April 2014.
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2013

1Garach DV, Dirker J and Meyer JP; Heat transfer and pressure drop in microchannels with different inlet conditions for water in the laminar and transitional flow regimes, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2012), Malta, pp. 763 - 770, 16 - 18 July 2012.
2Meyer JP, Dirker J, Olivier JA and Garach DV (keynote); The influence of different types of inlets on heat transfer of tubes in the transitional flow regime, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 100 years of Energy, Strength and Precision, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Pune, Paper nr: ICAME-2013/K3, 29 - 31 May 2013.
3Selinga, C, Scenarios for peaking CSP system in South Africa in a short term. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
4Kotze, J, Simulation and testing of a latent heat thermal energy storage unit with metallic phase change materials SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
5Heller, L, Dual-Pressure Air Receiver Cycle for Direct Storage Charging. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
6Malan, K, Model based open-loop correction of heliostat tracking errors. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
7Lutchman, S, On Using a Gradient-based Method for Heliostat Field Optimisation,. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
8Lutchman, S, A Comparison of Heliostat Field Optimisation Methods and a Simplified Heliostat Field Analysis Tool. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA.
9Musango JK, Brent AC, 2013. Application of a new framework for energy technology sustainability assessment: Results from survey. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Porto Alegre, Brazil. (April)
10Musango JK, Brent AC, Bassi AM, 2013. Development of the South African Green Economy Model (SAGEM). International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, USA. (July)
11Musango JK, Brent AC, Pretorius L, Müller H, 2013. Tutorial on the application of a systems approach to technology sustainability assessment (SATSA): the case of biodiesel production development. International Sustainable Development Research Conference (ISDRC), Stellenbosch, South Africa. (July)
12Meyer, I, 2013 : Resource Assessment of the Agulhas Current to determine Feasibility for Marine Energy Extraction. Energy Post Graduate Conference (NRF), 11-14 Aug 2013 Stellenbosch, South Africa.
13Adriaan J. Meyer and Johannes L. van Niekerk, 2013 Towards a verified DNI map for South Africa: Part 1. SolarPaces 2013, 17- 21 September, Las Vegas, USA
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2012

1Kotze, J.P., Erens, P.J., Von Backström, T. W., Evaluation of a latent heat thermal energy storage system using AlSi12 as a phase change material. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
2Kotze, J.P., Erens, P.J., Von Backström, T.W., NaK as a primary heat transfer fluid in thermal solar power installations. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
3Meyer, A.J., The South African REFIT: Solar Resource Assessment Options for CSP Developers. SolarPaces 2012, 11- 14 September, Marrakech, Morocco.
4Gauché, P., Pfenninger, S., Meyer, A.J., Von Backström, T.W and Brent, A.C., Modeling Dispatchability Potential of CSP in South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
5Gauché, P., Von Backström, T.W., and Brent, A.C., A Value Proposition of CSP for South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
6Harper, P.J., Von Backström, T.W., Fluri, T.P., and Kröger, D.G., TRNSYS Modeling of a 100MWE Hybrid Combined Cycle Concentrating Solar Power Plant. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
7Meyer, A.J., The South African Refit: Solar Resource Assessment Options for Solar Developers. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
8Gauché, P., Von Backström, T.W. and Brent, A.C., A Value Proposition of CSP for South Africa. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
9Walker, G., Von Backström, T.W., and Paul Gauché., A Method of Increasing Collector Aperture in Linear Fresnel Solar Concentrators at High Zenith Angles. SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
10Kotze, J.P., Von Backström, T.W., and Erens, P.J., NaK as a Primary Heat Transfer Fluid in Thermal Solar Power Installation SASEC 2012, 21-23 May, Stellenbosch, South Africa
11Okou, R., Sebitosi, A.B., Khan, A., Barendse, P., Pillay, P. Design and Analysis of an Electromechanical Battery for Rural Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa. 2012 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting.
12Kimera, R., Okou, R., Sebitosi, A.B., Awodele, K. A concept of dynamic pricing for rural hybrid electric power minigrid systems for sub-saharan Africa. 2012 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
13Baloyi, H., Chiyanzu, I., Marx, S. Algae Liquefaction, Poster presentation, SAIChE conference, 16-19 September 2012, South Africa
14Meerholz A., Brent A.C., 2012. Assessing the sustainability of wastewater treatment technologies in the petrochemical industry. IEEE International Technology Management Conference, 387-392, Dallas, Texas.
15Du Clou, S., Brooks, M.J., Lear W.E., Sherif S.A. and Khalil E.E., Pulsed ejector cooling systems, AIAA International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012.
16Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Thermodynamic optimization of an integrated design of a small-scale solar thermal Brayton cycle, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 36, No. 11, pp. 1088 - 1104, 2012.
17Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum performance of the small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle at various environmental conditions and constraints, Energy, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 42 - 50, 2012.
18Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle for Pretoria, South Africa, Proceedings of the 1st Southern African Solar Energy Conference, SASEC 2012, Stellenbosch, paper number ST7, 21 - 23 May 2012
19Le Roux WG, Bello-ochende T and Meyer JP; Optimum small-scale open and direct solar thermal Brayton cycle for Pretoria, South Africa, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (ES2012), San Diego, paper no: ES2012-91135, 23 - 26 July 2012.
20Garach DV, Dirker J and Meyer JP; Heat transfer and pressure drop in microchannels with different inlet conditions for water in the laminar and transitional flow regimes, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2012), Malta, pp. 763 - 770, 16 - 18 July 2012
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2011

1Marx, A, Mutepe, RD, Brandling, J and Van der Gryp, P, 2011. "Production of Ethanol from sweetstem sorghum and tropical sugar beet for a rural community." Oral paper, 19th European Biomass Conference, Berlin, Germany, 6-10 June 2011.
2Amigun B, Musango JK, Mehlwana M, Brent AC, 2011. Multi criteria analysis for sustainability assessments of electricity generation systems in a rural community in South Africa. International Conference: Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply, Berlin, Germany.
3Brent AC, Peach WD, Stafford W, 2011. Development of the Sustainable Technology Balance Sheet (STBS) – A generic method to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies. World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), Linköping, Sweden.
4Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2011. Proposal of a framework for the selection of renewable energy technology systems in Africa. World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), Linköping, Sweden.
5Pretorius MW, Brent AC, 2011. A research agenda for emerging solar technologies in developing countries: A roadmap for South Africa. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Miami, Florida.
6Musango JK, Brent AC, Amigun B, Pretorius L, Müller H, 2011. Technology sustainability assessment of biodiesel development in South Africa: A system dynamics approach. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Miami, Florida.
7Brent AC, Mokheseng MB, Amigun B, Tazvinga H, Musango JK, 2011. Systems dynamics modelling to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies in developing countries. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 143, Energy and Sustainability, Alicante, Spain.
8De Wet, A.L. and Gauché P., A Domestic Solar Water Heater Testing Facility for Southern Africa, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
9Meyer, A.J. and van Niekerk, J.L., Road map for the Deployment of Concentrating Solar Power in South Africa, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
10Kotze, J.P., von Backström, T.W., Erens, P. J., A combined latent Thermal Energy Storage and Steam Generator Concept using Metallic Phase change materials and Metallic Heat Transfer fluids for Concentrated Solar Power, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
11Gauché, P., von Backström,T. and Brent, A.A, Modeling Methodology for Macro Decision Making – Emphasis on the Central Receiver Type, SolarPACES Conference, Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada, Spain, September 20-23, 2011.
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2010

1J. C. Bekker and H. J. Vermeulen, "Implementation of Double-Fed Induction Machine as a native C-Code S-Function Simulink model", 19th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC 2010), Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-29 January 2010.
2A. Stegmann, M. J. Kamper, "Economic and efficiency evaluation of different battery charging wind generator systems", Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC), WITS (Johannesburg), January 2010.
3Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Heat transfer and pressure drop inside tubes with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Seminar 77 (Advanced: Recent Advances in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow), Orlando, Florida, 23-27 January 2010.
4Mouzouris M. and Brooks M. J., "Construction of a Composite Material Solar Concentrator for High Heat Flux Applications", 8th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, AIAA, Nashville, July 2010.
5Du Clou S., Brooks M.J., Bogi B., Lear W.E., Sherif S.A. and Khalil E., "Modeling of Transient Ejector Performance with Application to a Pulse Refrigeration System", 8th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, AIAA, Nashville, July 2010.
6M.P. Ntuli, J. Dirker and J.P. Meyer, "Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Coefficients in Concentric Annular Ducts", 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010, Czech Republic, Prague, 28 August – 01 September 2010.
7Kritzinger K. and Sebitosi B., 2010, "The Insurance Industry as a Solar Water Heater Driver in the Commercial and Domestic Markets in South Africa", Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy Conference, Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, 10-12 August 2010.
8Heun MK, van Niekerk JL, Swilling M, Meyer AJ, Brent AC, Fluri TP, 2010. Learnable lessons on sustainability from the provision of electricity in South Africa. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2010, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
9Musango JK, Brent AC, 2010. Assessing the sustainability of energy technological systems in Southern Africa: A review and way forward. International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), Cairo, Egypt.
10Musango JK, Amigun B, Brent AC, 2010. Understanding the implication of investing in biodiesel production in South Africa: a system dynamics approach. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Seoul, Korea.
11 Brent AC, Peach WD, 2010. Development of the Sustainable Technology Balance Sheet (STBS): A generic method to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies. Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, Cape Town, South Africa.
12Brent AC, Pretorius MW, 2010. An analysis of the industrial and commercial opportunities to utilise concentrated solar thermal systems in South Africa. Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy, Cape Town, South Africa.
13Maulbetsch, J.S.,DiFilippo, M.N., Owen, M. and Kröger, D.G., Wind Effects On Air-Cooled Condensers For Power Plant Cooling, Proceedings of the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC14, Washington, DC, USA, August 8-13, 2010.
14Kuhn, M, von Backström, T.W. and Fluri, T.P., The Influence of Tip Clearance Effects on the Performance of Solar Chimney Turbines, International Conference on Solar Chimney Power Technology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 28-30 September 2010.
15Von Backström, T.W. and Fluri, T.P., Solar Chimney Turbine Layout and Design Considerations, International Conference on Solar Chimney Power Technology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 28-30 September 2010.
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2009

1Sager, STM. A. Khan, P. Barendse, "Development of a Lab-Based Wind Turbine Emulator and its Implementation", SAUPEC 2009, Stellenbosch, 28-29 January 2009.
2Stegmann, A, Kamper, MJ, "Design aspects of medium power double rotor radial flux air-cored PM wind generators", IEEE Energy Conversion and Conference Expo, San Jose, USA, 19-24 September 2009, pp. 3634-3640.
3J. H. J. Potgieter, A. N. Lombard, R. J. Wang, M. J. Kamper, "Evaluation of a permanent magnet excited induction generator for renewable energy applications", Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, pp. 299-304, January 2009, Stellenbosch.
4Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Pressure drop inside a smooth tube with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime for water cooled at a constant wall temperature, Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT7), Krakow, Poland, pp. 1265-1272, 28 June – 3 July 2009.
5Meyer JP, Liebenberg L And Olivier JA; Heat transfer characteristics os smooth circular tubes with different inlet geometries in the transitional flow regime, Proceedings of the 14th IAHR Cooling Tower and Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Conference, Stellenbosch, paper number OP05, 1-3 December 2009.
6Görgens J.F. (2009). "Developing Opportunities for Commercial Production of Second Generation Biofuels in Southern Africa". IEA Biofuels and Bio-energy Meeting, 26-28 August 2009, Vancouver, Canada. (Oral presentation).
7Joubert J.R. and Van Niekerk J.L., 2009, "Recent Developments in Wave Energy along the Coast of Southern Africa", European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC).
8Musango JK, Brent AC, Bassi A, 2009. South African energy model: A system dynamics approach. International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
9Haywood LK, de Wet B, von Maltitz GP, Brent AC, 2009. Development of a sustainability assessment framework for planning for sustainability for biofuel production at the policy, programme or project level. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
10Barry M-L, Steyn HS, Brent AC, 2009. Selection of renewable energy technologies in Africa: The case of efficient stoves in Malawi. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
11Lotz M, Brent AC, 2009. Towards a comprehensive Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) approach for biodiesel. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
12Van Zyl-Bulitta VH, Amigun B, Brent AC, 2009. Towards a SADC model to assess financing options of renewable energy technologies. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 121, Energy and Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.
13Brent AC, 2009. The principles of sustainability science to assess alternative energy technologies. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Orlando, Florida, USA.
14Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2009. Selection of renewable energy technologies in Africa: The case of bio-gas in Rwanda. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Orlando, Florida, USA.
15Taviv R, Brent AC, Fortuin H, 2009. An environmental impact tool to assess national energy scenarios. Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Environment, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 39, 612-617, Chandigarh, India.
16Brent AC, 2009. The principles of sustainability science to assess and promote alternative energy technologies. International Conference on Sustainability Science, Tokyo, Japan.
17Allen, K.G., Kröger, D.G. and Fluri, T.P.: Thermal Energy Storage In A Rock Bed, Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2009: Renewable Energy Shaping our Future, pp. 864 – 875, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11-14 October 2009.
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2008

1Joubert J.R., 2008, "An Investigation of the Wave Energy Resource off the South African Southwest Coast", 2nd IASTED African Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AfricaPES 2008).
2Zieleniewski M, Brent AC, 2008. Evaluating the achievable benefits of extending technologies for uneconomical coal resources in South Africa. 25th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
3Brent AC, Resenga SW, 2008. Towards an improved technology transfer approach for end-of-pipe technology solutions in the South African energy sector. Conference of the South African Institute of Industrial Engineering, Magaliesburg, South Africa.
4Brent AC, Rogers DEC, 2008. Sustainability science and technology management: The case of renewable energy technologies. 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, New Delhi, India.
5Brent AC, Rogers DEC, 2008. Prioritising assessable sustainability performance indicators to manage renewable energy technologies in remote areas of Africa. 10th World Renewable Energy Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.
6Engelbrecht C, Brent AC, 2008. Towards modelling macro influencing factors to address South African energy challenges: A focus on electricity demand and climate change. Portland International Conference of Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Cape Town.
7Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2008. Determining the most important factors for sustainable energy technology selection in Africa: Application of the focus group technique. Portland International Conference of Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Cape Town.
8Mabuza LOK, Brent AC, Mapako M, 2008. The management of renewable energy technologies in remote areas of Africa: Towards a framework for sustainable technology transfer. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Dubai.
9Barry M-L, Steyn H, Brent AC, 2008. Determining the most important factors for sustainable energy technology selection in Africa: Application of the Delphi technique. International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Dubai.
Fluri, T.P. and Von Backström, T.W., Cost Optimization of Solar Chimney Power Conversion Units, 1st International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, Eurosun 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-10 October 2008.
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2007

1Griffen, G., "The development of a biofuel evaluation laboratory (production and engine testing) with special emphasis on biodiesel", Research & Development Conference, Hotel School, Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Chemical Engineering CAPUT 2007: 1.
2Mabuza LOK, Brent AC, Mapako M (2007). The transfer of energy technologies in a developing country context – Towards improved practice from past successes and failures. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 22, 237-241.