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Strategy to accelerate the penetration of RETs in South Africa

Final report
Action plan
Workshop "Moving from Policy to Implementation"

The project contributed to the formulation and implementation of government renewable energy policy in South Africa, by developing a strategy to accelerate the market penetration of suitable technologies, in particular solar, biomass, wind and mini-hydro.

The strategy included:

  • Recommendations for the formulation of sound government policy
  • An action programme for an European - South African co-operation to increase investments in renewable energy technologies in the country

The findings and the action programme were discussed with South African stakeholders during the Workshop "Moving from Policy to Implementation", held in Pretoria in February 2001.

The final report and the action plan can be downloaded in PDF format. Estimated time at 28.8 kbps is indicated in parenthesis. Click on to see the contents only.

Financing was shared by the SYNERGY Programme of the Directorate-General for Energy - European Commission, and the implementing parties Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN), CSIR, Risoe National Laboratory through UCCEE, and Richard Morris and Associates (RMA).

Reference sheet (Intranet)

For further information contact:    Juan Zak, jfzk@dtu.dk


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