oa CSIR Science Scope - Is renewable electricity a sustainable solution for rural South Africa? : energy and rural South Africa/Africa



In 2003, the department of minerals and energy (DME) embarked on a project to test the viability of renewable energy for locations not accessible to the national grid. CSIR researchers tested 'sustainability science thinking' on this project, with the objective of understanding how to speed up the research and implement new energy technologies. In these two articles, two of the CSIR's researchers share their perspectives and lessons learnt.


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