Loots I.,University of Pretoria |
Van Dijk M.,University of Pretoria |
Barta B.,Energy and Water Resources Engineering |
Van Vuuren S.J.,University of Pretoria |
Bhagwan J.N.,Water Research Commission
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2015
This paper provides a review of available low head hydropower technologies, followed by the identification of sites where the technologies can be implemented, applied specifically to a South African context. The potential sites where low head hydropower can be installed in South Africa are grouped as follows: dams and barrages (retrofitting); rivers; irrigation systems (canals and conduits); and urban areas (industrial and urban discharge, storm water systems and water distribution systems). © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.