Solar Energy Technology Road Map

South Africa
Solar Energy Technology Road Map
Eskom/ CSP Solar Augmentation Conference
Pretoria, South Africa
August 27, 2013
Michael Sudarkasa, Project Manager, SETRM
A Multi-year Process . . .
In 2010, the Department of Energy and Department of Science and Technology,
with support from SANEDI and CSIR undertook to develop a South Africa focused
Solar Energy Technology Roadmap
Focus though was primarily on R & D and solar
technologies. . .
Last year, a process to revisit the “SETRM” process –
with the assistance of the International Energy Agency
was begun
On June 18, 2012 – a Stakeholders’ Workshop was
held to introduce the IEA process and outline steps
to develop an inclusive and comprehensive SETRM
GIZ, through SAGEN programme, came of board to
support the revised SETRM process
SA SETRM 2013. . .
The key elements of the “Roadmap” are:
Goals – clear and concise targets which if achieved will result in the desired
outcomes and or quantified goals (e.g. improve energy efficiency in mining
operations by 25%, reduce related carbon emissions by 15%);
Milestones – the interim performance targets for achieving the goals, pegged
to specific dates (e.g. improve energy efficiency in mining operations by 10%
and reduce related carbon emissions by 5% within 5 years, achieve 18% EE and
10% carbon emission reduction within 10 years);
Gaps and Barriers – Develop a list of any potential gaps in knowledge,
technology limitations, market structural barriers, regulatory limitations, public
acceptance or other barriers to achieving the goals and milestones;
Action Items – State actions that can be taken to overcome these gaps and
barriers and will work toward achieving the goals, such as: technology
development and deployment, regulation and standards development; policy
formulation, creation of financing mechanisms and public engagement
Priorities and Timelines – Create a list of the most important actions that
need to be taken in order to achieve the goals within the desired timeframes,
taking into account the interconnections among stakeholder roles and
SA SETRM 2013. . .
Pre-SETRM 2013 Process . . .
From June 2012 - January 2013 – government stakeholders, with support from GIZ, revisted approach,
established a Project Steering Committee – developed Terms of Reference to support an inclusive process
Milestones – in the interim however, a number of reports that feed into the SETRM process were
SETRM 2013 Process
February 2013 – SETRM Project Manager appointed to support and facilitate inclusive SETRM
development process
March 2013 – Developed SETRM Working groups – PV, CSP, Solar Thermal/ Heat
June 2013 - Convened Visioning and Planning Workshop at the Innovation Hub
Upcoming - October 2013 – “SETRM Solar Week” – Review and critique of draft SETRM report
SETRM 2013 Process
Selected Early Findings
a. Context – in 2013, SA noted by PEW Foundation as the fastest growing renewable energy market in
the world, from investment rising from less than US $30 million in 2011 to US $5.5 billion last year — a
staggering 20,500% increase . . . “South Africa, after lengthy delays in the initiation of national clean energy
programmes, witnessed explosive growth in 2012. Its solar sector attracted US $4.3 billion last year, or 80% of
the total clean energy investment. Another US $1.1 billion went to the nation’s wind sector.
b. DOE strong focus on electricity generation, but the Integrated Energy Plan (2010 – 2050) has shown
that SA is heavy energy intensity country - high demand for heat
c. Solar augmentation discussion should continue but also should expand to include hybridization
discussion and CSP utilization by heat requiring industries (mining, chemical, cement)
d. Localization vs. Rapid Diffusion; need for industry input and advocacy – as Team Solar
Thank You!
Michael Sudarkasa
SETRM, Project Manager
Africa Business Group
Tel: 27 11 513 4117 or 27 82 414 8671