Potential for Renewable Energy Technologies within SADC
Assessing the Integrated Regional Potential for the Widespread Introduction and Application of Appropriate Renewable Energy Technologies Within SADC
The project has been undertaken by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) as its European partner based in Freiburg, Germany. This report represents the combined resources of both DBSA and ISES and it has been produced under the European Commission DGXVII INCO-DC contract number 6.7211-41/I/97-004.
The project incorporates all the SADC countries namely, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The overall aim of the project was to "facilitate the widespread introduction and application of innovative and appropriate renewable energy technologies (RETs) needed to address specific development issues so as to achieve transition to a sustainable development system. This has been done by assessing the integrated regional potential for the introduction and application of these technologies juxtaposed to the present emphasis on individual markets in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries".
Since the integration of South Africa within SADC in 1994, the region has rapidly progressed towards a more integrated regional economy. The regional market assessment, information dissemination and co-ordination activities are thus essential elements in broadening access to this growing regional market. The approach to undertaking the work within SADC has comprised:
The project reports can be found attached below.