Posts tagged as CSIR

SAREC responds to Eskom’s “propaganda” on renewable energy cost

  The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), together with various independent energy bodies, has come out in strong opposition to what it calls the “blatant distortion” of facts associated with the cost of renewable power purchases. Click here to read Eskom’s press release regarding the high cost of renewable energy Click here to read […]

CSIR methodology to quantify the fuel-saver effect of new power generators in SA

  This is a response by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to a media statement issued by Eskom on 10 January 2017, which makes reference to a methodology that was developed by the CSIR in 2015 to assess the fuelsaving effect of a new power generator in a constrained power system. Value of a […]

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  In the absence of an update to the outdated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2010-2030, the CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power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 […]