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As electric bills are expensive and nature’s incomes are at high disposal rate to the environment with an increase of population, the use of biomass sources as feedstock for the production of energy is mandatory to protect the environment and boos ... read more

Electrical Power Systems

For energy security of the country, electricity energy generation from alternative (renewable) energy sources is fundamental, as Lesotho has no known fossil fuels for electricity generation. Since generation from alternative sources is usually far ... read more

Energy Planning and Management

Due to population growth and economic development, an integrated approach to energy planning and management is required to consider both the provision of energy supplies and the role of energy efficiency in reducing demands. This course introduces ... read more

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Owing to the growing imbalance between demand and supply of electricity in the region, coupled with challenges of climate change, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and other regional policies and frameworks promote the use of renewable energy ... read more

Energy Economics and Project Finance

In order to implement scientific technical energy projects, mastery of the technical subject matter is not enough. Project developers need knowledge and skills of economics and finance of the planned projects regardless of the project size especi ... read more

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Communities

Successful projects need to be sustainable hence meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. For energy projects to be sustainable, they not only have to meet the technological, ... read more

Solar Thermal Systems

Rational and economic use of energy, with the least damage to the environment, is vital for the future of our planet. Achieving energy efficiency and reducing environmental pollution are increasingly important aspects of professional engineering. ... read more

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Faced with ever-increasing energy demand, the earth's sources of non-renewable energy are not expected to last long. Among the many contenders vying to replace fossil fuels, photovoltaics (PV) offers many advantages, including needing little main ... read more

Energy Policy and Regulation

Successful design of energy policy and provision of energy regulatory systems are fundamental factors that drive energy markets. This course introduces the global perspective of the design, implementation and assessment of energy policy, with sub ... read more

Wind Energy

Other than the negative climate change effects that the production of electricity from fossil fuels contribute, Lesotho has no known fossil fuels. This implies that energy production has to be carried out by other means. A number of pre-feasibilit ... read more

MSc Research Methodologies

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The capacity of hydroelectric systems to reach maximum production from zero in a rapid and foreseeable manner makes them exceptionally appropriate for addressing alterations in the consumption and providing ancillary services to the electricity s ... read more

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development has been a matter of great importance for international development for many years especially since the 1980s.  Similarly, global interest in issues of sustainable energy has grown over the past two decades.  This course i ... read more

MSc & Short Courses Schedule


  • Outreach
    Mar 24, 2017

    Mononts’a Police Station

    ERC donated and installed Solar PV systems at Mononts'a Police Station using the short course participants. The rational behind the ERC's courses is practical implementation and reaching out to make a... more

  • Research
    Jan 20, 2018 | Current

    Energy Economics

    The ERC in collaboration with a variety of local, regional and international institutions including the German Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and the UK based MRC Group of Compani... more

  • Collaboration
    Jan 21, 2018 | Current

    Lesotho Electricity Company

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between LEC and ERC in which LEC pledges to support ERC activities including its employees participanting in ERC programmesLEC played an... more