IEA assists South Africa in developing solar energy roadmap


“This latest collaboration follows a Memorandum of Understanding between the IEA and South Africa’s Department of Energy in which both parties agreed to work more closely on a broad range of energy issues.

The first meeting to kick-off the process of developing a solar energy technology roadmap for South Africa took place on 18 June in Pretoria.

Deputy Director Generals Mr Ompi Aphane and Mr Val Munsami, respectively from South Africa’s Department of Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, attended the event along with over 100 other stakeholders.

These included senior experts from South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry, the National Treasury, and Department of Environmental Affairs as well as representatives from non-profit and industrial organisations (including the Sustainable Energy Society of South Africa and South Africa’s Alternative Energy Association); academia (including staff from the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Pretoria); and industry.”

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