Thesis of Master of Engineering Steven.pdf
The present dissertation originates from the work as the research associate at the Higher
Institute of the Sahel of the University of Maroua in Cameroon.
First and foremost, I thank the Almighty God who gave me the health, the stamina
and strength to go through the rigor of graduate study and helped me to finish the
research work, dissertation write – up and to successfully complete my study.
I would like to thank Prof. Danwe Raïdandi, the head manager of the Higher Institute of the
Sahel, and the advisor of this work for the opportunity to work on the promising technology
of concentrating solar thermal power.
I would like to thank all the member of jury, beforehand, for all the criticism which will
contribute tremendously to the quality of this dissertation.
My special thanks go to Mr. Kessel Pombe Joseph the research manager of Global
Engineering (Glob-Eng), the home company where this work was performed.
I also specially thank Mr. Tchoffo Houdji Etienne. His enthusiasm on the solar thermal
technology, his guidance and many fruitful discussions were very much appreciated.
I would like to acknowledge and extend my gratitude furthermore to the following teachers:
Prof. Djongyang Noël, the head of the Department of the Renewable Energy of the
Higher Institute of the Sahel.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Kolyang Dina Taïwe, of the University of Maroua, for his
useful advices and the rereading of this work
Dr. Kamdem Tagne Hervé Thierry, of the University of Dschang, for sharing his
experience on the numerical analysis, computational code, and the rereading of this
I am deeply thankful to all my teachers of the Department of the Renewable Energy.
Above all, I thank my family: my parents, my uncles, my aunts, my grandmother, my brothers
and sisters for their encouragement, patience, support, prayer and distraction whenever
I would finally thank, all my friends for the motivating working atmosphere and the pleasant