Accelerating the Market Penetration of Renewable Energy Technologies in South Africa
Action Plan Summary

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SOUTH AFRICAN DEVELOPMENTS

2.1 Grid-connected renewable energy
2.1.1 ESKOM's role
2.1.2 Regional Electricity Distributors and Independent Power Producers

2.2 Off-grid Renewable Energy
2.2.1 Rural electrification policy
2.2.2 The Non-Grid Rural Energy Programme
2.2.3 The commercial SHS market
2.2.4 Pilot projects
2.2.5 Integrate energy with other development initiatives

3. THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCES

3.1 European Experience with Renewable Energy Technology
3.1.1 Wind energy
3.1.2 Hydro power
3.1.3 Wave power
3.1.4 Solar energy
3.1.5 Solar Thermal - Water & Space Heating
3.1.6 Solar Thermal - Electricity Production
3.1.7 Solar - Photo Voltaic
3.1.8 Biomass
3.1.9 Tidal Energy

3.2 Support for Renewable Energy in the European Union
3.2.1 Renewable Energy policy background
3.2.2 Renewable Energy RTD
3.2.3 Different support mechanisms
3.2.4 Different incentive schemes

3.3 Climate Change support mechanisms for renewables
3.3.1 The European Commission
3.3.2 EU member countries
3.3.3 Climate Change in South Africa

4. ACTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN - EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
4.1 Actions to enhance the policy framework for renewable power generation
4.2 Actions to enhance the policy framework for off-grid renewable energy
4.3 Actions to promote demonstration and commercial projects
4.4 Other actions for South African - European co-operation