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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

On-line version ISSN 2413-3051
Print version ISSN 1021-447X

J. energy South. Afr. vol.24 n.3 Cape Town Jan. 2013


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Tatenda Joseph Bvumbe

B Sc Eng. (Mech) School of Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban 4041, South Africa E-mail:

Tatenda Bvumbe is a Mechanical Engineer with a BSc Eng. (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe. He has previously worked for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe in their Airports Development section and is currently pursuing an M Sc (Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering focusing on solar powered absorption cooling systems.


Sunil Chamoli

GRDIMT Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India E-mail:

Sunil Chamoli is a research scholar at GRDIMT, Dehradun, Utlarakhand, India. His research interests include heat and mass transfer, and solar thermal applications. He has published one paper in an international journal and two at national conferences.


Freddie Inambao

M Sc (Eng.) PhD (Technical Sciences} Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 8530 Fax: +27 (0) 260 3217 E-mail:

Dr Freddie Inambao is a Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has published papers in reputable Journals and presented papers at both National and International levels in the field of Alternative and Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Internal Combustion Engines and related fields. Dr Inambao holds an M Sc in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Technical Sciences from Volgograd Polytechnical Institute.


Wim Jonker Klunne

M Sc (Civil Engineering & Management) Senior Researcher Renewable Energy, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), PO Box 395, Pretoria, 001, South Africa Tel: +27 12 841 3993 Fax: +27 86 692 7762 E-mail:

Wim Jonker Klunne is a renowned hydropower expert and has worked on a wide range of education, research and implementation projects around the world on behalf of the African Development Bank, World Bank, ECN, UNDP, GEF and bilater-als. Currently Wim is working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa as senior researcher on a wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Wim is currently conducting PhD research with the University of Twente on the sustainability of small hydropower projects in East and Southern Africa. He is also the driving force behind the internet portal and discussion forum, as well as the webmaster of


Meena D. Lysko

PhD Research Group Leader, Space Photonics, Optronic Sensor Systems, Defence, Peace Safety and Security, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P O Box 395, Pretoria 0001 South Africa Cell: 073 6726 331 E-mail:

Meena D. Lysko is a senior researcher and research group leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. She holds an MSc (Physics) from the University of Durban Westville, South Africa and a PhD (Physics) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include space photonics with emphasis on solar radiometry and satellite sensor calibration and validation.


Sophie Tshimangadzo Mulaudzi

M Sc Junior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Venda, P/Bag X5050, Thohoyandou 0950 South Africa Tel: (015) 962 8000/ 962 8930 Cell: 084 607 4051 Fax: (015) 962 4749 E-mail:

Sophie T. Mulaudzi is a junior lecturer in the Department of Physics, University of Venda. She has been carrying out research in the field of renewable energy and in particular solar radiation for the past five years.


Vaithianathaswami Sankaran

M Sc PhD Professor, Department of Physics,, University of Venda, P/Bag X5050,,Thohoyandou 0950 South Africa Tel: (015) 962 8000/ 962 8369 Cell: 082 552 0897 Fax: (015) 962 4749 E-mail:

Vaithianathaswami Sankaran is a professor in the Department of Physics, University of Venda. He has 30 years of teaching and research experience. His research interests include molecular force field study, renewable energy and physics education.

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