Journal of Energy in South Africa Vol. 27 No.2

We are delighted to share with you the seven articles in JESA Volume 27 No.2.
This issue is dominated by topics in clean energy research development and implementation in the southern African region.

  • Roman Günter Votteler and Alan Colin Brent at the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, Stellenbosch University, postulated that the most attractive renewable electricity sources for corporations are, in descending order of suitability, solar PV, on-shore wind, and geothermal technology
  • Olufunmilayo Alice Mafimidiwo and Akshay Kumar Saha at UKZN found that introduction of height to 3D solar power installations (photovoltaic technology, 3DPV) increases the performance of the device
  • Denis Okello from the Makerere University, Uganda, and co-authors give an interesting socio-economic impact of utilising solar heat stored in rock for domestic cooking in rural areas
  • Samantha Reade and co-authors at UKZN analyse the model developed to study household electricity consumption patterns in a municipality
  • Kai Timon Busse and Frank Dinter at Stellenbosch University’s Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department revitalises confidence in opportunities offered by concentrating solar power as an excellent addition to the South African energy system
  • Rudzani A. Sigwadi at UNISA highlights the chemical reaction dynamics and analysis of products that enhance fuel-cell performance
  • Vinesh Naicker and Brett Cohen promotes our own ERC brand during their brief involvement with the MAPS programme and peripherally with the modelling group. They demonstrate the impact of printed and digital books on a number of environmental/climate categories and compare their associated cumulative energy demand

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Mokone J. Roberts, Ph.D. Pr.Sci.Nat MSAIMM
Scholarly Managing Editor: JESA
University of Cape Town
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