Posts tagged as CSIR

Telling the public the benefits of renewable energy

  Global and local experts and leaders within the renewable energy industry say tangible action needs to be taken to drive general awareness and understanding about the benefits of renewable energy in South Africa as the country’s energy mix is currently being decided. This was the message communicated at the recent Energy21 exchange hub, a workshop hosted […]

Province’s newly launched transport projects draw on geospatial data

  The Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport has partnered with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch three key research projects to address the province’s transport challenges. The cost of transport and extensive travel times, along with concerns over taxi violence have inspired the research projects, which were announced at […]

Improving carbon superlattices for quantum electronics

  Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory at the School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrarnd (Wits) have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications. Superlattices are made up of alternating layers of very thin semiconductors, just a few nanometres thick.These layers are so thin that the physics of […]

CSIR Energy Centre presents its outlook for South Africa’s future electricity mix

  In the absence of an update to the outdated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2010-2030, the CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040. The CSIR study by Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Jarrad Wright, Joanne Calitz and Crescent Mushwana was […]

Wind Atlas for South Africa: A tool to aid wind farm developers

  With the increasing development of wind farms in South Africa as a renewable energy source, it has become ever more important to identify and map the country’s wind resources. The Department of Energy, the CSIR and other partners have embarked on the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) project, intended to be an aid […]