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Mr tawanda hove mechanical engneering

Mr Tawanda Hove


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Mr Tawanda Hove

BSc. (Hons.) Civil Engineering, Diploma in Project Planning & Management, MSc. (Renewable Energy)

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Posts held
1987 to 1990            Water Supplies Engineer – Ministry of Energy & Water Resources Development
1991 to 1991            Water Engineer - Lutheran World Federation 
1992 to 1993            Civil Engineer – Agricultural & Rural Development Authority (ARDA)
1994 to 1994            Self-employed
1995 to 1998            Assistant Lecturer – Rural & Urban Planning – UZ
1999 to 2000            Lecturer – Development Technology Centre (DTC) – UZ
1999 to 2006            Lecturer – Department of Mechanical Engineering – UZ
2007 to 2012            Senior Lecturer– Department of Mechanical Engineering – UZ
2013 to present            Senior Lecturer/A/Chairman- Department of Mechanical Engineering – UZ.

BSc., Dip. PPM, MSc., RE


Refereed Journal & Conferences:

  1. Hove. T & Manyumbu. E, Estimates of the Linke turbidity factor over Zimbabwe using ground-measured clear-sky global solar radiation and sunshine records based on a modified ESRA clear-sky model approach, Renewable Energy, Vol. 52: 190-197, 2013.
  2. Hove. T, Madiye. L and Musademba. D, Appraisal of methods for calculating the parameters of the Weibull distribution from wind data : a case of Zimbabwe locations, accepted for presentation at 5th International Conference on Applied Energy, Pretoria, 1-4 July 2013.
  3. Hove T & Tazvinga H, A techno-economic model for optimising component sizing and energy dispatch strategy for PV-diesel-battery hybrid power systems, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, Vol. 23 (4) Novermber 2012; 18-28.
  4. Musademba. D, Kanyepe. M, Madiye. L, Hove. T, Effect of Load Shedding in Chinhoyi Residential Areas, Zimbabwe, Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 5: 232-241, 2012.
  5. Tazvinga, H & Hove. T, Photovoltaic/Diesel/Battery Power Supply System, VDM Publishing, 2010; 92 pages.
  6. Tazvinga, H & Hove. T, Technical model for optimizing PV/Diesel/Battery hybrid power systems, CSIR 3rd Biennual Conference, Science Real and Relevant, CSIR Convention Center, Pretoria, South Africa, October 2010, pp 10.
  7. Hove T, Chipfunhu D, Estimating collectable solar energy by partially shaded collectors using custom-designed charts and tables: Demonstration for typical Zimbabwe locations, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa; Volume 17, No. 3, August 2006.
  8. Hove T, Manyumbu E, 2005, Analysis and optimisation of a solar powered forced-convection crop dryer, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Energy Research and Development, Kuwait, November 21-23, 2005.
  9. Hove. T, 2004, Economically Optimal Deployment of Collector Rows in a Multi-row Solar Energy Array, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, Volume 15, No. 3, 92-97.
  10. Hove. T, 2004, Methods for Calculating the Effect on Radiation Income of Inter-row Shading in Solar Energy Collector Arrays, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, Volume 15, No. 3, 50-57.
  11. Hove. T, Mhazo. N, 2003, Optimal sizing and Economic Analysis of Low-cost Domestic Solar Water Heaters for Zimbabwe. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, Volume 14, No. 4, 141-148.
  12. Hove T, 2000, A method for predicting long-term average performance of photovoltaic systems. Renewable Energy, Volume 21, No. 2, 207-229;
  13. Hove T, 2000, Energy delivery of solar thermal collectors in Zimbabwe, Renewable Energy, Volume 19, No. 4, 495-511;
  14. Hove T, Goettsche J, 1999, Mapping Global, Diffuse and Beam Solar Radiation over Zimbabwe, Renewable Energy, Volume 18, No. 4, 535-556.m

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