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Renewable Energy Prospects: South Africa

The study defines a trajectory to 2030 based on current government policies and plans and identifies the options for additional renewables deployment by energy-use sector and technology.

  • June 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • South Africa

renewable data collection

Renewable Energy Data Collection and Processing Workshop for South Africa

  • 27 – 29 August 2016
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  • Policy
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  • Pretoria, South Africa


TICAD8 Side Event: Energy Transition for Africa

On the occasion of TICAD8, IRENA, in collaboration with the Japanese government, is organising a webinar to present the opportunities and challenges facing Africa in the transition of its energy systems.

  • 24 August 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • Virtual

G20: From Commitment to Action

This joint event by IRENA, GRC and CVF GPG seeks to transform commitments into actions by galvanising enabling policy frameworks for global energy transitions across sectors powered by renewables.

  • 31 August 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • Virtual

Capacity Building on Design of Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in AIS SIDS

The capacity building event is expected to contribute to the improvement of PPAs in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South China Sea (AIS) region.

  • 29 – 02 September 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment, Islands
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  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

Powering Agri-food Value Chains with Geothermal Heat - Africa

In the framework of the Global Geothermal Alliance, IRENA is collaborating with partners in Africa to organise a webinar to share experiences and best practices for accelerating the use of geothermal heat in the agri-food sector in the region.

  • 19 July 2022
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  • Benefits, Energy Transition, Heating & Cooling
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  • Virtual

IRENA and RCREEE Strengthen Energy Transition Collaboration in MENA Region

IRENA head signs new agreement with RCREEE Executive Director; hails ability of renewables to safeguard “future generations”.


The Big Impact of Mini-Grids in Mali’s Rural Areas

Solar mini-grids are not only a viable option for last-mile communities but are also at the heart of economic development and improved healthcare in those areas.