TITLE

A roadmap framework for solar aided power generation in South Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Musango, Josephine K.; Brent, Alan C.
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
Journal of Energy in Southern Africa;Nov2015, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Technology roadmaps are critical for decisions pertaining to technology development. They have been utilised in the renewable energy sector to assist in filtering alternative technology options in order to support energy policy formulation, energy security and energy independence, among others. However, solar aided power generation is a recent concept and no roadmap has been developed for the technology as yet. This paper thus reviewed the literature related to roadmapping with the aim of understanding the methods and tools that have been utilised in other settings. Informed by the literature, a conceptual framework was developed, which was further utilised for the initial analysis for developing a roadmap for solar aided power generation in South Africa. Generally, it would be beneficial for South Africa to integrate solar aided power generation within its current Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) or the National Treasury Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme. However, it should be noted that this is only feasible in the short- and medium-term. In the long-term, there is a need to support stand-alone solar thermal technologies.
ACCESSION #
111965680

 

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