Electrical Energy

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, under the guidance of Professor Thinus Booysen, is working on an off-grid electric vehicle (EV) charging solution. It’s funded as part of the 
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South Africa has displayed a unique energy supply profile over recent years, where the ability to meet the energy demand consistently has been constrained by physical limitations of the current 
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“As our society becomes more technology driven, the demand for skilled workers in the fields of science technology, engineering and maths (STEM) increases. Unsurprisingly, numerous countries have invested in higher 
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Green energy measures being implemented in the Western Cape are anticipated to help 100 no-fee schools in the area. The project, estimated at R6 million, will see energy efficiency startup, 
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A recently published article, Electrification of minibus taxis in the shadow of load shedding and energy scarcity, by professors Thinus Booysen, Chris Abraham and Arnold Rix of the Department of 
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It is estimated that South Africa uses 38.5GWh/day on water heating with water heating contributing up to 40% of a household’s total electricity usage. It places a considerable burden on 
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Brushless doubly fed machines (BDFMs) are gaining research interest globally as they offer a practical and reliable alternative to doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs), especially in remote areas like offshore 
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Despite the increased global commitment to renewable energy (RE), developing countries still face several barriers to the diffusion of REs as competitor energy generation technologies. These impediments include technological, regulatory, 
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South Africa’s private sector is under significant pressure to become energy efficient and employ sustainability principles. In this regard, it has long been implementing energy-saving mechanisms. Unfortunately, there seems to 
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It is no secret that electrical energy is a scarce commodity, especially in many developing countries that struggle to meet the ever-increasing energy demands. In Sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 600 million 
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