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Removal of barriers to renewable energy technologies in Africa

Overview
Egypt Country Study
Ghana Country Study
Zimbabwe Country Study
Summary of Country Studies

The objective of the project was to identify barriers to implementation of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and propose measures to overcome such barriers.

Renewable energy implementation projects in Egypt, Ghana and Zimbabwe were studied by national institutions to find out the reasons for success or failure of specific projects or technologies. A highlight of the project was involvement of various stakeholders in each country study. 

A summary of the studies brings together the experiences from the case studies, and generalises the lessons learnt for dissemination and use in promoting RETs.

The reports can be downloaded in PDF format. The estimated time at 28.8 kbps is indicated in parenthesis. Click on to see the contents only.

The national studies were presented at the African High-Level Regional Meeting on Energy and Sustainable Development, held in Nairobi in January, 2001. The inputs from the meeting were provided to the ninth session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD9) through a ministerial declaration of African countries on strategies for action and ways of strengthening regional co-operation in the areas of energy and sustainable development.

The project is part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and was sponsored by the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida).

The project was implemented by UCCEE. The case studies were carried out by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (Egypt), the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (Ghana) and the Southern Centre for Energy and Environment (Zimbabwe).

For further information contact:    Joergen Fenhann, jqfe@dtu.dk
Jyoti Painuly, jypa@dtu.dk

 

UNEP Risoe Centre DTU Management Engineering Frederiksborgvej 399, Bldg. 142 P.O. Box 49 DK 4000 Roskilde Denmark

 

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