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Time Foyer Area/Other Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre Ingwe & Mhelembe Ndau And Nari

Sunday, May 10

10:00-17:00 Registration      
17:30-18:30 Welcome Function      

Monday, May 11

07:30-08:30 Registration      
08:30-08:35   Opening by Conference Chair: Prof Josua Meyer (University of Pretoria)    
08:35-08:50   Welcome    
08:50-09:00   General announcements: Conference Chair    
09:00-10:20   Keynotes 1 and 2    
10:20-10:40 Tea/Coffee      
10:40-12:20     Solar PV Policy, Standards and Projects
12:40-13:20 Lunch      
13:20-15:20     Solar Thermal (Heat Transfer) Solar thermal (water and thermodynamics)
15:20-15:40 Tea/Coffee      
15:40-17:40     Solar thermal application Systems: hybridization, storage, operations, competing and complimentary resources (wind, fossil etc)

Tuesday, May 12

07:00-08:00 Registration      
08:40-10:00   Kenotes 3 and 4    
10:00-10:20 Tea/Coffee      
10:20-12:20     Solar themal (heat transfer) Concentrated Solar Power (1)
12:20-13:00 Lunch      
13:00-15:00     Solar Thermal (heat transfer and fluid mechanics) Solar thermal (buildings, solar fuels and chemical commodities)
15:00-15:20 Tea/Coffee      
15:20-17:00     Systems: hybridization, storage, operations, competing and complimentary resources (wind, fossil etc) Case studies

Wednesday, May 13

07:00-08:00 Registration      
08:40-10:00   Keynotes 5 and 6    
10:00-10:20 Tea/Coffee      
10:20-12:20     Resource measurement and assessment Optimal measurements, characterization, and analysis
12:20-13:00 Lunch      
13:00-15:00     Solar PV Concentrated Solar Power (1)
15:00-15:20 Tea/Coffee      
15:20-16:20     Materials, structures, fatigue, and vibrations Posters
16:30-21:00 Conference Banquet      

Sunday, May 10

Sunday, May 10 10:00 - 17:00

Registration

Foyer of the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza
Room: Foyer Area/Other

Sunday, May 10 17:30 - 18:30

Welcome Function

Venue: AFRICAN BOMA (next to Cattle Barron Restaurant)
Room: Foyer Area/Other

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 11 7:30 - 8:30

Registration

Foyer of the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza
Room: Foyer Area/Other

Monday, May 11 8:30 - 8:35

Opening by Conference Chair: Prof Josua Meyer (University of Pretoria)

Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Monday, May 11 8:35 - 8:50

Welcome

Prof Stephanie Burton: Vice-Principal : Research and Postgraduate Education (University of Pretoria) as well as a welcome by a representative from the Department of Science and Technology
Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Monday, May 11 8:50 - 9:00

General announcements: Conference Chair

Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre

Monday, May 11 9:00 - 10:20

Keynotes 1 and 2

Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Chairs: Claudia Buerhop-Lutz (ZAE Bayern, Germany), Ernest van Dyk (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa)
9:00 Pin Fin Microgap Coolers for Concentrating Photovoltaic Arrays
Alexander Reeser (Standard Solar, USA); Avram Bar-Cohen (University of Maryland, USA); Gad Hetsroni and Albert Mosyak (Technion, Israel)
pp. 1-16
9:40 Toward High-Efficiency Hybrid (Electricity and Heat) High-Concentration Photovoltaic Systems
Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Bruno Michel (IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland); Severin Zimmermann and Manish Tiwari (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Andreas W. Bett (Fraunhofer ISE, Germany); Henning Helmers (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany); Stephan Paredes (IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland)
pp. 17-23

Monday, May 11 10:20 - 10:40

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Monday, May 11 10:40 - 12:20

Solar PV

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Stas Burek (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)), Samir Rahal (LESEI Laboratory, University HL Batna, Algeria)
10:40 Evaluating the Relationship Between Electroluminescence (EL) Imaging and the Power Output of Photovoltaic Modules
Jacqui Crozier and Ernest van Dyk (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa); Frederik Vorster (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University & Centre for Energy Research, South Africa)
pp. 24-28
11:00 Evaluating Effectiveness of Non-Water Based Cleaning Mechanisms for PV Systems
Khadija Kanwal Khanum, Shruti Soni, Praveen C Ramamurthy and Monto Mani (Indian Institute of Science, India)
pp. 29-32
11:20 Flexible and Reliable Operation of a Photovoltaic System Through a Back-to-Back Converter
Mamour Sop Ndiaye (CEFET-RJ, Brazil); Luis Guilherme Barbosa Rolim and Oumar Diene (COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil); Mauro Sandro dos REis (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
pp. 33-38
11:40 Machine Learning Techniques for Short Term Solar Forecasting
Philippe Lauret (University of La Reunion - PIMENT Laboratory, France); Mathieu David (University of La Reunion & Laboratory PIMENT, Reunion); Emeric Tapachès (University of La Réunion & PIMENT Laboratory, France)
pp. 39-43
12:00 Experimental Investigation of Cavity Flow Under Building Integrated Photovoltaic Panels Using Thermography and Particle Image Velocimetry
Jan Carmeliet (ETHZ, Switzerland); Enrico Paterna (WSL, Switzerland); Parham A. Mirzaei (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
pp. 44-47

Policy, Standards and Projects

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Ramesh Bansal (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Hans Joachim Krautz (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)
10:40 Solar Energy RDI Roadmap for South Africa
Alan C Brent (Stellenbosch University, South Africa & Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
pp. 48-53
11:00 Design Considerations for a SolarTurtle
James van der Walt (Stellenbosch University & Ugesi Gold, South Africa); Wikus Van Niekerk, Jason Fairhurst and Jason Crewe-Brown (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 54-59
11:20 Developing a Sustainable Utility-Scale Solar Framework in Malaysia
Noor Zafina Mohd Zamin, Khairul Azmi Fahmi Jamil, Ahmad Fairuz Abd Jamil and Joon B Ibrahim (Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia)
pp. 60-64
11:40 Degree Days and Building Energy Demand
Giuseppina Ciulla, Valerio Lo Brano and Edoardo Moreci (University of Palermo, Italy)
pp. 65-70
12:00 Demand Load Curves - An Important Tool for Assessment of PV Deployment Success?
Erik Ahlgren (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
pp. 71-75

Monday, May 11 12:40 - 13:20

Lunch

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Monday, May 11 13:20 - 15:20

Solar Thermal (Heat Transfer)

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Frank Dinter (Solar Thermal Energy Research Group, South Africa), Jan Carmeliet (ETHZ, Switzerland)
Laminar Flow Heat Transfer for Asymmetrical Non-Uniform Heat Flux Distributions on Horizontal Circular Tubes
Izuchukwu F. Okafor (Uniersity of Pretoria, South Africa); Jaco Dirker and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 76-81
Experimental Investigation of the Thermal Performance of a Parabolic Dish Concentrating Solar Collector
Amos Veremachi (Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique); Ole Jorgen Nydal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Boaventura Cuamba (Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique); Jorgen Lovseth (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Azhar Zia (Uppsala University, Denmark)
pp. 82-87
Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Slope Errors and Specularity Errors on the Thermal Performance of a Solar Parabolic Trough Collector System
Aggrey Mwesigye (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); Tunde Bello-Ochende (University of Cape Town, South Africa); Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 88-93
Carbon Materials for Solar Thermal
Heinrich Badenhorst (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 94-99
A One Dimensional Thermal Model for Evacuated Tubes-Based Solar Collectors
Pierre-Luc Paradis, Daniel Rousse and Stéphane Hallé (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, University of Quebec, Canada)
pp. 100-105
Can Nanofluids Improve Solar Collector Efficiency?
Michelle MacDevette (University of Cape Town & CERECAM, South Africa); Daya Reddy (CERECAM, South Africa)
pp. 106-111

Solar thermal (water and thermodynamics)

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Madani Hakim (Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria), Miroslav Raudensky (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
Industrial Solar Process Heat Yield and Feasibility
Eugéne Christiaan Joubert (Stellenbosch University & Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, South Africa); Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 112-117
Soltrain Solar Water Heating System Test and Demonstration Facility
Cebo Silinga (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 118-122
A Thermodynamic Model for Comparing Thermal Energy Storage System to Electrochemical, Chemical, and Mechanical Energy Storage Technologies
Sameer Hameer and Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 123-128
Hydrogen Production From Coal Gasification Using Solar Energy: Thermodynamic Equilibrium Modelling and Exergy Analysis
Isam Janajreh (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates); Syed Raza (Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates); Chaouki Ghenai (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
pp. 129-135
Power, Cool and Water Production by Innovative Cycles Fed by Solar Energy
Sayyed Benyamin Alavi, Isabella Bernardini, Giovanni Cerri, Leila Chennaoui and Stefano Mazzoni (Roma Tre University, Italy)
pp. 136-141
Solar Water Desalination by Using Water in the Inner Glass Evacuated Tubes
Mojtaba Shahmohamadi (Sharif University of Technology- International Campus, Iran); Mohammad Shafii (Sharif University of Technology, Iran); Hani Sadrhosseini (Sharif University of Technology- International Campus, Iran)
pp. 142-146

Monday, May 11 15:20 - 15:40

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Monday, May 11 15:40 - 17:40

Solar thermal application

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Giuseppina Ciulla (University of Palermo, Italy), Dominique Derome (Empa, Switzerland)
Characterisation of Edible Sunflower Oil as a Heat Storage Medium for Solar Cooking
Ashmore Mawire (North West University, South Africa)
pp. 147-152
Stationary Booster Reflectors for Solar Thermal Process Heat Generation
Stefan Hess (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 153-158
Prospects of Inclined Solar Chimney Concept in South Africa
Atul Jadhav (Stellenbosch University, India); Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 159-163
Solar Aluminium Tubular Air Heater
Milind V Rane (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay & Heat Pump Laboratory at IIT Bombay, India); Sandeep Joshi (Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research & Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai. INDIA, India); Dakshata Bhave (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay & Heat Pump Laboratory IIT Bombay, India)
pp. 164-169
Solar Assisted Pervaporation (SAP) for Preserving and Utilizing Fruits in Developing Countries
Randi Phinney, Marilyn Rayner and Ingegerd Sjöholm (Lund University, Sweden); Lucas Tivana (Ed. Mondlane University, Mozambique); Petr Dejmek (Lund University, Sweden)
pp. 170-175

Systems: hybridization, storage, operations, competing and complimentary resources (wind, fossil etc)

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Pierre Ineichen (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Federico Rossi (University of Perugia, Italy)
15:40 Multi-Objective Optimal DG Allocation in Distribution Networks Using Bat Algorithm
Neeraj Kanwar (Manipal University Jaipur, India); Nikhil Gupta (MNIT, India); Khaleequr Niazi (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India); Anil Swarnkar (MNIT, India); Ramesh Bansal (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 176-180
16:00 Novel Airfoil Design for Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine: A Preliminary Result
Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Opeyemi Okeowo and Samson Aasa (Covenant University, Nigeria); Akinwale Aboyade (University of Johannesburg, South Africa); Alex Willoughby (Covenant University, Nigeria)
pp. 181-186
16:20 Design and Development of Solar Assisted Electric Cart
Aluri Nishanth Kumar (Sardar Vallabbhai Natonal Institute Of Technology, Ichchhanath, Surat, Gujarat); Salim Abbasbhai Channiwala (Sardar Vallabbhai Natonal Institute Of Technology, Ichchhanath, Surat, Gujarat, India)
pp. 187-192
16:40 Solar Energy for Hydrogen Production: Experience and Application in South Africa
Dmitri Bessarabov and Gerhard Human (HySA Infrastructure at North-West University, South Africa); Stephanus P. Oelofse (North-West University, South Africa)
pp. 193-198
17:00 Short-Term Non-Convex Economic Hydrothermal Scheduling Using Dynamically Controlled Particle Swarm Optimization
Vinay Kumar Jadoun (National Institute of Technology, Delhi, India); Nikhil Gupta (MNIT, India); Khaleequr Niazi (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India); Anil Swarnkar (MNIT, India); Ramesh Bansal (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 199-204
17:20 Comparison of Energy Storage Options and Determination of Suitable Technique for Solar Power Systems
Chaouki Ghenai (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates); Isam Janajreh (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates)
pp. 205-210

Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 12 7:00 - 8:00

Registration

Foyer of the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza
Room: Foyer Area/Other

Tuesday, May 12 8:40 - 10:00

Kenotes 3 and 4

Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Chairs: Avram Bar-Cohen (University of Maryland, USA), Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
8:40 SUNgas: Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Thermochemical Fuels
Jane Davidson, Thomas Chase, Rohini Bala Chandran, Peter Krenzke, Stephen Sedler and Brandon Hathaway (University of Minnesota, USA); Luke Venstrom (Valparaiso University, USA)
pp. 211-217
9:20 Grid Operations with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems
G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University & Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, USA)
pp. 218-223

Tuesday, May 12 10:00 - 10:20

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Tuesday, May 12 10:20 - 12:20

Solar themal (heat transfer)

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Stefan Hess (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Martin Ntwaeaborwa (University of the Free State, South Africa)
10:20 Heat Transfer Characteristics of Developing Flow in the Transitional Flow Regime of a Solar Receiver Tube
Marilize Everts and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 224-229
10:40 Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficients of Enhanced Tubes
Daniel Ewim and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 230-235
11:00 Effect of Metal Matrix and Foam Porosity on Thermal Performance of Latent Heat Thermal Storage for Solar Thermal Power Plant
Saurav Halder (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India); Suneet Singh (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India); Sandip Saha (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
pp. 236-241
11:20 Heat Transfer Enhancement in Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Using Fins for Solar Thermal Power Plant
Mohit Prabhakar (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India); Suneet Singh (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India); Sandip Saha (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
pp. 242-247
11:40 Heat Transfer Coefficient Characterization At the Solar Collector Wall-Fluid Interface
Ghazali Mebarki, Samir Rahal and Madani Hakim (LESEI Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, University HL Batna)
pp. 248-253
12:00 Numerical Investigation of a Packed Bed Thermal Energy Storage System for Solar Cooking Using Encapsulated Phase Change Material
Adedamola B. Shobo (North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa); Ashmore Mawire (North West University, South Africa)
pp. 254-259

Concentrated Solar Power (1)

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Alan C Brent (Stellenbosch University, South Africa & Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Sameer Hameer (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
10:20 Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Parabolic Dish Tubular Cavity Receiver
Ken Craig, Willem Gabriel Le Roux and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 260-265
10:40 Receiver Optimization for an Etendue Conserving Compact Linear Fresnel
Ansuya Rungasamy, Ken Craig and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 266-271
11:00 A Novel Computational Approach to the Combine Optical and Thermal Modelling of a Linear Fresnel Collector Receiver
Mohammad Moghimi Ardekani, Ken Craig and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 272-277
11:20 Stand-Alone CSP Parabolic Solar Cookers and Rural Industrialisation in Southern Africa
Omotoyosi Craig (Stellenbosch University, South Africa); Robert Dobson (Researcher, South Africa)
pp. 278-282
11:40 A Generalized Model to Estimate Field Size for Solar-Only Parabolic Trough Plant
Ankur Ekbote (Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd., India); Salim Abbasbhai Channiwala (Sardar Vallabbhai Natonal Institute Of Technology, Ichchhanath, Surat, Gujarat, India)
pp. 283-288
12:00 Simulation and Performance Assessment of Load-Following CSP Plants
Giuseppe Franchini, Antonio Perdichizzi, Giovanna Barigozzi and Silvia Ravelli (University of Bergamo, Italy)
pp. 289-294

Tuesday, May 12 12:20 - 13:00

Lunch

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Tuesday, May 12 13:00 - 15:00

Solar Thermal (heat transfer and fluid mechanics)

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Stefan Hess (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Martin Ntwaeaborwa (University of the Free State, South Africa)
13:00 Experimental Testing of a Tubular Cavity Receiver for a Small-scale Solar Thermal Brayton Cycle
Willem Gabriel Le Roux and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa); Tunde Bello-Ochende (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
pp. 295-300
13:20 A Magnetoacoustic Autowave Pulse in Acoustically Unstable Regions of Solar Atmosphere
Nonna Molevich (Lebedev Physical Institute RAS Samara Branch & Samara State Aerospace University, Russia); Igor Zavershinsky (Samara State Aerospace University, Russia); Dmitrii Zavershinskii (P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia)
pp. 301-304
13:40 Alfvén Wave Amplification in Acoustically Unstable Regions of Solar Atmosphere
Dmitrii Zavershinskii (P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia); Nonna Molevich (Lebedev Physical Institute RAS Samara Branch & Samara State Aerospace University, Russia); Igor Zavershinsky (Samara State Aerospace University, Russia)
pp. 305-309
14:00 Experimental Study of Airflow in Passive Solar Air Heaters
Ahmed Habeb (University of Sebha, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Libya); Stas Burek (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
pp. 310-315
14:20 Solar Panel Cooling System with Hollow Fibres
Miroslav Raudensky, Jaroslav Horsky and Ilya Astrouski (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic); Marcus Reppich and Michaela Schmidt (Hochschule Augsburg, Germany)
pp. 316-320
14:40 An Experimental Investigation of the Performance of Sequentially Connected Evacuated Tubes Using Concentrated Solar Power
Morné Grobler, Rogers Palamattam and Alan Nurick (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
pp. 321-325

Solar thermal (buildings, solar fuels and chemical commodities)

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Atul Jadhav (Stellenbosch University, India), Michelle MacDevette (University of Cape Town & CERECAM, South Africa)
13:00 A Hollow Fiber Membrane-based Liquid Desiccant Air Dehumidification System for Solar Energy Reclamation
Lizhi Zhang (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)
pp. 326-330
13:20 Energy Efficient Room Illumination by the Redirection of Sunlight: New Micro Structured Components
Andreas Neyer and Stephan Klammt (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Helmut Müller (Green Building Research and Development, Germany)
pp. 331-335
13:40 Natural Zeolites in Thermal Adsorption Storage and in Building Materials for Solar Energy Utilization in Houses
Jochen Jänchen (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany); Thomas Herzog (Technical University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Erik Thrun (ZeoSolar e. V., Germany)
pp. 336-340
14:00 Experimental Apparatus for Solar Energy Storage Via Methane Production
Federico Rossi (University of Perugia, Italy); Beatrice Castellani (Consorzio IPASS Scarl, Italy); Elena Morini (University of Perugia, Italy); Laura Di Giovanna, Naida Corsi and Margherita Giuliobello (Consorzio IPASS Scarl, Italy); Andrea Nicolini (University of Perugia, Italy)
pp. 341-346
14:20 Surface Modification of Rhodium-doped Strontium Titanate by Adsorption of Cobalt Clathrochelates for Water Photo-Dissociation
Angel Villagra and Alireza Ranjbari (Université Paris-Sud, France); Akihiko Kudo (Tokyo University of Science, Japan); Pierre Millet (University of Paris, France)
pp. 347-352
14:40 Models Base Simulation of the Coefficient of Performance of a Domestic Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater
Stephen Tangwe (University of fort Hare & Fort Hare Institute of Technology, South Africa); Michael Simon and Edson Meyer (University of Fort Hare, South Africa)
pp. 353-358

Tuesday, May 12 15:00 - 15:20

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Tuesday, May 12 15:20 - 17:00

Systems: hybridization, storage, operations, competing and complimentary resources (wind, fossil etc)

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Jochen Jänchen (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany), Janusz Kozinski (York University & Lassonde School of Engineering, Canada)
15:20 Direct Particle Absorption CSP-Plants Applying Fluidized-Bed Steam-Generators and Heat-Exchangers
Karl Schwaiger (Vienna Technical University, Insitute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics, Austria)
pp. 359-364
15:40 Initial Investigation of Liquid Glass as a Thermal Medium in CSP Plants
Lukas Heller (Stellenbosch University, South Africa); Bastien Mesnil (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Jaap Hoffmann (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 365-370
16:00 Techno-Economic Optimization of a Stand-Alone Hybrid Microgrid for the Rural Electrification in Sub Saharan Africa
Simone Mazzola, Marco Astolfi and Ennio Macchi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
pp. 371-376
16:20 Solar Augmentation At Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Stations
Willem Van Rooy (Eskom Holdings SOC Limited & North-West University, South Africa); Chris Storm (North-West University, South Africa)
pp. 377-382
16:40 Future Developments of the Photovoltaic Technologies in Germany and Their Consequences in the Power Network Stability, the System Security and the Demand of Chemical Long-Term Storage
Hans Joachim Krautz (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany); Christian Ziems and Cinthya Guerrero (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany)
pp. 383-388

Tuesday, May 12 15:20 - 16:40

Case studies

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Giovanni Cerri (Roma Tre University, Italy), Philippe Lauret (University of La Reunion - PIMENT Laboratory, France)
15:20 CFD Modelling of a Water-Jet Cleaning Process for Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) Systems
Francesco Anglani, John Barry and Wim Dekkers (Queensland University of Technology, Australia); Sameer Khare (CSIRO, Australia)
pp. 389-394
15:40 Photovoltaic Panels as a Main Component of Energy Sustainable Communities: Comparative Energy Analysis of a Village Under Swiss and South African Climatic Loads
Kristina Orehounig and Georgios Mavromatidis (ETHZ, Chair of Building Physics, Switzerland); Dominique Derome (Empa, Switzerland); Jan Carmeliet (ETHZ, Switzerland)
pp. 395-400
16:00 The Impact of Photovoltaic Generator Cost on Future Balance of Systems Technology Development with Reference to Pumping Systems
Lyon van der Merwe (Franklin Electric SA pty ltd, South Africa)
pp. 401-406
16:20 Solar Energy Research and Development Program on the Exploitation of the Solar Resource on the Reunion Island and Its Integration Into an Electrical Power Grid
Marjorie Goujon Person (University of Reunion Island & LE2P, Reunion); Olivier Delage and Miloud Bessafi (University of La Reunion, Reunion); Jean-Pierre Chabriat (University of La Reunion, France); Patrick Jeanty (University of La Reunion & Laboratory of Energetic, Electronic and Process - LE2P, France)
pp. 407-411

Wednesday, May 13

Wednesday, May 13 7:00 - 8:00

Registration

Foyer of the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza
Room: Foyer Area/Other

Wednesday, May 13 8:40 - 10:00

Keynotes 5 and 6

Room: Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Chairs: Jane Davidson (University of Minnesota, USA), Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
8:40 Optimal Design of Stationary Flat-Plate Solar Collectors: Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches
Sambasiva Rao Singiresu (University of Miami, USA)
pp. 412-421
9:20 Inspecting PV-Plants Using Aerial, Drone-mounted Infrared Thermography System
Claudia Buerhop-Lutz (ZAE Bayern, Germany)
pp. 422-429

Wednesday, May 13 10:00 - 10:20

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Wednesday, May 13 10:20 - 12:20

Resource measurement and assessment

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Aggrey Mwesigye (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Ole Jorgen Nydal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
10:20 Satellite Derived Irradiance: Clear Sky and All-Weather Models Validation on Skukuza Data
Pierre Ineichen (Institute for Envoronmental Sciences, University of Geneva)
pp. 430-434
10:40 Day Ahead Solar Forecasting Applied to an Insular Site
Mathieu David (University of La Reunion & Laboratory PIMENT, Reunion); Philippe Lauret (University of La Reunion - PIMENT Laboratory, France); Emeric Tapachès (University of La Réunion & PIMENT Laboratory, France)
pp. 435-438
11:00 Influence of Global Solar Radiation Typical Days on Error Forecasting Models
Ted Soubdhan (University of Antillies, France); Cyril Voyant (Université Corse, France); Philippe Lauret (University of La Reunion - PIMENT Laboratory, France)
pp. 439-444
11:20 Towards a Verified DNI Map for South Africa
Adriaan Meyer (Stellenbosch University & GeoSUN Africa, South Africa); Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 445-449
11:40 Accuracy-Enhanced Solar Resource Maps of South Africa
Marcel Suri and Tomas Cebecauer (GeoModel Solar, Slovakia); Adriaan Meyer (Stellenbosch University & GeoSUN Africa, South Africa); Wikus Van Niekerk (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
pp. 450-456
12:00 Research Collaboration in Solar Radiometry Between the University of Reunion Island and the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Miloud Bessafi and Olivier Delage (University of La Reunion, Reunion); Patrick Jeanty (University of La Reunion & Laboratory of Energetic, Electronic and Process - LE2P, France); Alexis Heintz (University of La Reunion & LE²P, Reunion); Mathieu Delsaut (University of La Reunion, Reunion); Michael Brooks, Alan Matthews, Jean-Francois Pitot de la Beaujardiere and Paulene Govender (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
pp. 457-462

Optimal measurements, characterization, and analysis

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Giuseppe Franchini (University of Bergamo, Italy), Willem Gabriel Le Roux (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
10:20 Long-term Passive Monitoring of Solar UV Radiation Using Radiochromic Films
Peter K. N. Yu, Sing Long Chun and Pok Man Chan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
pp. 463-465
10:40 SCW: A New Medium to Generate Novel Materials for Solar Energy Applications
Janusz Kozinski (York University & Lassonde School of Engineering, Canada)
pp. 466-470
11:00 UV-Vis-NIR Quantum Cutting Suitable for c-Si Solar Cell Application
Mubarak Yagoub, Hendrik Swart and E Coetsee (University of the Free State, South Africa)
pp. 471-475
11:20 Effect of Doping on ZnO Based Transparent Conducting Oxides and down/up Conversion Phosphor for Solar Cell Application
Vinod Kumar, Hendrik Swart, Vijay Kumar and Anurag Panday (University of the Free State, South Africa); LP Purohit (Gurukula Kangri University, India); Martin Ntwaeaborwa (University of the Free State, South Africa)
pp. 476-480
11:40 Improvements in Electrodeposited Cu2O as the Wide Bandgap Cell for a Tandem Solar Architecture
Emma Kennedy, Jennifer Coulter and Dunbar Birnie (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)
pp. 481-485
12:00 New Concept of Solar Thermal Power Generation Combined with Aluminum and Supercritical CO2 Gas Turbine
Yasushi Muto, Masanori Aritomi, Takao Ishizuka and Noriyuki Watanabe (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan); Yasuyoshi Kato (MCX Institute, Japan)
pp. 486-491

Wednesday, May 13 12:20 - 13:00

Lunch

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Wednesday, May 13 13:00 - 14:40

Solar PV

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Heinrich Badenhorst (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Aleksandr Lebedev (Ioffe Physical-Tekhnical Institute & ITMO University, Russia)
13:00 Energy Modelling of PV Systems Operating in Namibian Conditions
Petja Dobreva (NMMU, Namibia)
pp. 492-496
13:20 Electrospun Network Structure for Organic Photovoltaic Device
Khadija Kanwal Khanum and Praveen C Ramamurthy (Indian Institute of Science, India)
pp. 497-500
13:40 P3HT:PBCM Based Solar Cells: A Short Review Focusing on ZnO Nanoparticles Buffer Layer, Post-fabrication Annealing and an Inverted Geometry
Martin Ntwaeaborwa and Hendrik Swart (University of the Free State, South Africa); Pontsho Sylvia Mbule, Mokhotswa Dhlamini and Bakang Mothudi (University of South Africa, South Africa)
pp. 501-506
14:00 Simulation of the Temperature Distribution in a Solar Photovoltaic Thermal Collector
Jee Joe Michael, Iniyan Selvarasan and Suganthi Loganathan (Anna University, India)
pp. 507-512
14:20 Pull Down Characteristics of a Bottle Cooler with DC Compressor Operated Under Sunlight and Artificial Solar Simulator
Shaji Sidney, Mohan Lal Dhasan and Kalidas Vignesh P (Anna University, India)
pp. 513-517

Wednesday, May 13 13:00 - 15:00

Concentrated Solar Power (1)

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Monto Mani (Indian Institute of Science, India), Ashmore Mawire (North West University, South Africa)
13:00 Overview of Predictive CSP Spread Scenarios and Its Opportunities for South Africa
Frank Dinter (Solar Thermal Energy Research Group, South Africa); Timon Busse (University of Stellenbosch, Germany)
pp. 518-524
13:20 Computational Investigation of Worst-Case Wind Loads on a Heliostat Pod for Different Reflector Aspect Ratios
Marthinus Marais, Ken Craig and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 525-530
13:40 Central Solar Receiver CFD Modelling Utilising Generated Heliostat Field Heat Flux Maps
Justin Marsberg, Ken Craig and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 531-536
14:00 Potential High-Temperature Industrial Process Heat Applications
Ralf Uhlig and Lars Amsbeck (DLR, Germany); Reiner Buck (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Birgit Gobereit and Peter Schwarzbözl (DLR, Germany)
pp. 537-542
14:20 Variation of the Height of Centreline of a Heliostat and Influence on the Wind Loading
Pierre Poulain, Ken Craig and Josua P Meyer (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 543-548
14:40 The Suitability of the Infinite NTU Model for Long-Term Rock Bed Thermal Storage Performance Simulation
Jean-Francois Pitot de la Beaujardiere (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); Kenneth Allen, Hanno Reuter and Theo von Backström (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
pp. 549-554

Wednesday, May 13 15:00 - 15:20

Tea/Coffee

Room: Foyer Area/Other

Wednesday, May 13 15:20 - 16:20

Materials, structures, fatigue, and vibrations

Room: Ingwe & Mhelembe
Chairs: Ghazali Mebarki (University of Batna, Algeria), Pierre Millet (University of Paris, France)
15:20 Optimization of Heliostat Pod Structure for Wind Loads
Gerrie Delport (University of Pretoria, USA); Ken Craig (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
pp. 555-560
15:40 On the Theory of Charge Transfer Energies At Donor-Acceptor Interfaces in Solar Cells
Robert Warmbier (University of the Witwatersrand & DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, South Africa); Gotthard Seifert (TU Dresden & University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Germany); Reinhard Scholz (TU Dresden, Germany); Alexander Quandt (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
pp. 561-564
16:00 Silicon Carbide for Solar Energy
Aleksandr Lebedev (Ioffe Physical-Tekhnical Institute & ITMO University, Russia); Pavel Bulat and Irina Vladimirovich (University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russia); Eugenia Kalinina (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia); Yurii Makarov (Nitride Crystals, Inc, Russia)
pp. 565-569

Posters

Room: Ndau and Nari
Chairs: Mamour Sop Ndiaye (CEFET-RJ, Brazil), Andreas Neyer (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Ray Tracing for Simulation of a Light Guide Efficiency
Ole Jorgen Nydal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
pp. 570-575
Search for New Refrigerants: Prediction of the Position of Azeotropes for Binary Mixtures
Madani Hakim, Saida Fedali, Cherif Bougriou, Samir Rahal and Ghazali Mebarki (LESEI Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, University HL Batna)
pp. 576-579
Intermittency Study of Global Solar Radiation on Reunion Island Using Hilbert-Huang Transform
Qi Li (University of La Reunion & Laboratory of Energy, Electronic and Process - LE2P, France); Miloud Bessafi and Olivier Delage (University of La Reunion, Reunion); Jean-Pierre Chabriat (University of La Reunion, France); Peng Li (University of La Reunion & Laboratory of Energy, Electronics and Process, LE2P, France)
pp. 580-586
Technical Design and Characterization of a Ground Based Solar Metrology Network on Reunion Island
Alexis Heintz (University of La Reunion & LE²P, Reunion); Jean-Daniel Cazal (LE2P, University of La Reunion Island, Reunion); Christian Brouat (LE2P, University of Reunion Island, Reunion); Yannis Hoarau (LE2P, Reunion); Patrick Jeanty (University of La Reunion & Laboratory of Energetic, Electronic and Process - LE2P, France); Miloud Bessafi (University of La Reunion, Reunion); Jean-Daniel Lan Sun Luk (LE2P, Reunion); Jean-Pierre Chabriat (University of La Reunion, France)
pp. 587-591
Copper Nanowires and Graphene Nano-Composite Based Electrodes with High Transparency and Conductivity
Ali Shikoh (Qatar University, Qatar); Zhaozhao Zhu and Trent Mankowski (University of Arizona, USA); Anton Popelka (Qatar University, Qatar); Kaushik Balakrishnan (University of Arizona, USA); Farid Touati and Mohieddine Benammar (Qatar University, Qatar); Masud Mansuripur and Charles Falco (University of Arizona, USA)
pp. 592-595

Wednesday, May 13 16:30 - 21:00

Conference Banquet

Venue: Bush Dinner Site. Transport will be provided. Meet at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre.
Room: Foyer Area/Other