Concentrating Solar Power for Africa Study

The stated objectives of the CSP-Africa study were to evaluate the leading solar thermal electric technology options with regards to their current and future potential for South Africa. Conduct a broad site assessment to identify the most attractive areas for potential plants. Identify preferred system(s) that could be economically feasible for Eskom to implement in the coming decade. Identify specific constraints that would need to be addressed to attain a sustainable deployment of solar thermal electric systems in South Africa.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Renewable energy

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

GEF Funding: 

Yes

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Subsaharan Africa

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Country: 

South Africa

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG)

Year of Evaluation: 

2001