Core competencies

Internationally recognised experts at your service, drawing on the expertise of 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria.

  • Classical and renewable power systems and electricity policy development:extension advisory services.
    • Clean coal energy optimisation.
    • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) related modelling and optimisation.
    • Collected behaviour in mass roll out energy efficiency programmes.
    • Constructal theory.
    • Consumption analysis such as home appliance scheduling, hot water stratification phenomenon in electric geysers, heat pumps, HVAC system control and optimisation.
    • Convergence, robustness and integer solutions.
    • Demand-side management (Monitoring and Verification).
    • Dye sensitised solar cells.
  • Electricity generation/production:
    • Electronics cooling
  • Energy efficiency and management in buildings:
    • Energy efficiency in railway systems.
    • Energy efficiency
  • Energy optimisation:
    • Energy storage modelling.
  • Energy system performance evaluation.
  • Energy transmission and distribution.
  • Environment sustainability research:
    • General energy audits.
    • Generating units’ maintenance.
    • Green building conceptualisation.
    • Heat transfer.
    • High-K dielectric oxides.
    • Hybrid inorganic/organic solar cell.
    • Hybrid renewable power generation systems research.
  • Industrial energy optimisation:
    • Load management.
    • Maintenance planning.
    • Metal oxides.
    • Micro channel condensation.
    • Modelling and optimal control for heavy-haul trains.
  • New methodologies in energy optimisation:
    • Nuclear energy research.
    • Perovskites solar cells.
    • Plasmonics.
    • Problems related to colliery, conveyor belts, winders, ventilations systems, water pumping systems, coal beneficiation processes, co-generation systems and optimal control.
    • Renewable energy systems and micro-grids
  • Research on solar energy systems including thin film photovoltaics:
    • Smart grids advisory services.
    • Smart grids research.
    • Thermal and process optimisation.
  • Thermofluids research.
  • Transport efficiency research.

Value proposition

Research and advisory services

The ability to provide business-to-business solutions across the full life cycle of services from project conceptualisation to delivery and capacity building using scientific evidence as basis

Specialised services

We draw on the expertise of over 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria. This enables us to deploy multi-faceted teams that provide customised and innovative solutions

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