Working Paper: Perception of Barriers to Renewable Energy in Southern Africa

Growth in renewable energy in Southern Africa has significantly lagged behind the ambitions and potential in the region, with wind and solar comprising less than 5% of total generation across the 12 mainland countries.

In this study, the authors aim to understand the barriers to scaling up renewable energy in Southern Africa through surveys, focus groups, and interviews with energy planners, regulators, utilities, financiers, and project developers.

Grace Wu, Ranjit Deshmukh, Grace Lewin, Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Readlay Makaliki