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Characterization and improvement of a direct solar radiation detector.
A low-cost Direct Solar Radiation Detector (DSRD) was developed in house in the Department of Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville). A main use of this instrument is to gather solar energy data that are ...
Microcontroller based data acquisition and control of a solar thermal energy system.
A solar thermal energy system is being rebuilt at University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Physics. A similar system is also being built in the University Eduardo Mondlane – Maputo Mozambique, in a team development work. ...
An investigation of the efficiency of the receiver of a solar thermal cooker with thermal energy storage.
A small scale solar concentrator cooker with a thermal energy storage system was designed, constructed and tested on the roof of the Physics building at UKZN, Westville campus (GPS co-ordinates: -29.817897, 30.942771) ...
Assessment of the efficiency of solar radiation concentrating system.
A Solar Radiation Concentrating System for generation of high temperature heat for a solar oven was developed and evaluated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban - South Africa. The system concentrates ...
Investigation of the relationship between solar radiation and cloud cover using a total sky imager.
Solar radiometric studies have been done in South Africa, but no research studies have been performed to understand how the cloud fraction (CF) affects the amount of solar radiation received by radiometers. This work focused ...
Construction and analysis of the receiver for a solar thermal cooker system.
One of the key components in a solar thermal cooker system is the receiver since the performance of the receiver greatly affects the entire system. Absorption of the maximum amount of reflected radiation is crucial for ...