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Driving new technology adoption in South Africa’s energy sector

In South Africa’s energy sector, several renewable technologies are mature enough to roll out, but need the right support in the right contexts. Around the world, attempts to adopt new or improved technologies often fail because they focus on the ‘hardware’ and ignore the complex mix of interconnected social, institutional, economic and policy issues that can limit success. Academic studies reveal the main ingredients for successful technology adoption, and this briefing outlines these for policymakers and practitioners, along with some practical guidance in the context of energy access and rural development in South Africa and the CHOICES project.

Survey on training requirements for solar energy in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region

As part of the “Solar Med Atlas“ project, the Renewables Academy (RENAC) will be offering seminars on solar energy technologies, as well as on the solar radiation database, for participants from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauretania, Morocco, Palestine National Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

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