Research Activities

  • Renewable energy resource assessment (solar, wind, hydro)
  • Solar energy technologies (photovoltaic, thermal)
  • Hybrid systems integration for rural electrification (solar, wind, mini-hydro, diesel generators, battery storage)
  • Energy/electricity modeling (demand and supply)
  • Energy policy and regulation

Sample Projects

  • Wind resource assessment at Lets’eng la terai, Sani and Masitise
  • Solar PV demonstration system (2.4 kWp) on Library roof
  • Solar water heating systems at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nazareth Clinic, Pitseng High School and Machache
  • Concentrated solar power (CSP) demonstration system
  • Hybrid systems simulations using HOMER
  • Electricity demand and supply options modeling using MAED and MESSAGE
  • Electricity regulatory performance assessment
  • Climate change mitigation (LEAP)

Group Members

  • Dr M. Mpholo (Group Leader)
  • Prof. B. M. Taele
  • Dr L. Z. Thamae
  • Mr. T. D. Molapo
  • Mr. A. J. Tsiu
  • Mr. M. Kao