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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

Energy Entrepreneurship

Clean energy is currently being pursued for almost everything, from generating electricity to heating water. This has created new and massive business opportunities for energy entrepreneurs. Setting up and managing a sustainable energy business c ... 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

Energy Planning and Policy

Due to population growth and economic development, an integrated approach to energy planning and policy is required to consider both the provision of energy supplies and the role of energy policy in providing an enabling environment. This course i ... read more


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

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


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

Renewable Energy Grid Integration

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

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Communities

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

Sustainable Energy Dissertation

Energy systems or services that serve the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their energy needs are more critical than at any other point in time. This sustainability target is usually met v ... 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 maint ... read more

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  • Research
    Apr 1, 2021 | Mar 31, 2021

    Modern Energy Cooking Services

    Around 1.8 billion people across the globe have access to electricity but still cook with biomass. Load shedding, weak grids, affordability of electricity, accessibility of liquid petroleum gas (LPG),... more

  • Collaboration
    Apr 1, 2021 | Mar 31, 2021

    Sustainable PV Minigrids as an Alternative to Grid Extension in Lesotho

    The project aims to pilot Independent Power Producer (IPP) mini-grid technology in Lesotho, and demonstrate that they can be a superior sustainable solution for rural energy access. The successful... more