Posts tagged as research

Eskom’s COO joins international research institute

Eskom’s chief operating officer, Jan Oberholzer, has been appointed onto the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). A seat on this board gives Eskom direct access to some of the most cutting edge energy research available, and offers the company a position to influence EPRI’s strategic direction and work programme. Phakamani […]

Local PV research and testing facility completed

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Energy Centre has completed the first phase of the new solar energy research and testing facility. This facility will support the domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) industry with aspects of industrial development, research, quality assurance, knowledge generation and human capital. The PV testing facility, with its outdoor test […]

Mine safety technology making strides

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased some of its latest technologies to address mine safety at a media briefing at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Johannesburg during July 2018. These technologies included a ground penetrating radar to monitor rock mass stability, a pedestrian detection system and a robotic system to navigate unsafe […]

Eskom funding may be muffling dissenting voices on nuclear

  The lure of millions in Eskom funding appears to have muzzled two research institutions previously highly critical of the state-owned utility’s plans to procure a fleet of nuclear power stations. In the case of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) amaBhungane understands that the CSIR’s Energy Centre has been effectively gagged since […]

Call for nominations: SANEA/SANEDI energy awards 2017

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) invites nominations for the upcoming Energy Awards 2017 event. Individuals, companies or projects which make noteworthy contributions in the Southern African energy sector can be nominated. Please nominate according to the following award categories: SANEA Energy Award (individual […]

Earth observation challenge for monitoring agricultural production in Africa

  The European Commission, as part of its Horizon 2020 Work Programme: 2016 – 2017, has issued calls for research and innovation proposals for earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa. The programme sets out to address societal challenges with regard to food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime […]

Researchers develop new material for efficient and sustainable organic solar cells

  A team of researchers from Friedrich Alexander University (FAU), Nuremberg, led by photovoltaics researcher and materials scientist Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec have achieved an important milestone in the quest to develop efficient solar technology as an alternative to fossil fuels. Together with colleagues from Imperial College London and the King Abdullah University of Science […]