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Title: Introduction to the Topical Collection on Regional Renewable Energy – Africa

Abstract

The investments in and provision of power across the African continent are undergoing dramatic transitions brought on by unprecedented technological advances, falling generation costs, and utility business model changes. This transition, now at various stages across the diverse continent, will employ novel approaches and recognize a diverse group of energy users and decision makers - powering development with the region's abundant supply of renewable energy resources. Policymakers, planners, and the private sector in Africa, like those around the globe, are employing new approaches to take advantage of economically attractive renewable energy generation, ranging from innovations in distributed systems enabling higher penetrations of renewable energy, micro- and mini-grids powered entirely by solar photovoltaics and storage for energy access, to large-scale renewable power generation and grid and market integration.

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1494283
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-7A40-72766
Journal ID: ISSN 2196-3010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: none; Journal Issue: none; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-3010
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; renewable Energy; Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; wind; solar; solar PV; hydropower; resilience; entrepreneurship; gender equity; gender mainstreaming; energy-water nexus; micro-grid; tariff; rural electrification; energy access; electricity access; distributed generation; capacity expansion; planning tools; electrification; off-grid; developing countries

Citation Formats

Lee, Nathan, and Arent, Douglas. Introduction to the Topical Collection on Regional Renewable Energy – Africa. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00124-5.
Lee, Nathan, & Arent, Douglas. Introduction to the Topical Collection on Regional Renewable Energy – Africa. United States. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00124-5.
Lee, Nathan, and Arent, Douglas. Tue . "Introduction to the Topical Collection on Regional Renewable Energy – Africa". United States. doi:10.1007/s40518-019-00124-5.
@article{osti_1494283,
title = {Introduction to the Topical Collection on Regional Renewable Energy – Africa},
author = {Lee, Nathan and Arent, Douglas},
abstractNote = {The investments in and provision of power across the African continent are undergoing dramatic transitions brought on by unprecedented technological advances, falling generation costs, and utility business model changes. This transition, now at various stages across the diverse continent, will employ novel approaches and recognize a diverse group of energy users and decision makers - powering development with the region's abundant supply of renewable energy resources. Policymakers, planners, and the private sector in Africa, like those around the globe, are employing new approaches to take advantage of economically attractive renewable energy generation, ranging from innovations in distributed systems enabling higher penetrations of renewable energy, micro- and mini-grids powered entirely by solar photovoltaics and storage for energy access, to large-scale renewable power generation and grid and market integration.},
doi = {10.1007/s40518-019-00124-5},
journal = {Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports},
issn = {2196-3010},
number = none,
volume = none,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}