The NEED project: Enhancing the widespread use of renewable energy resources in the Southern African region

James Katende, M. Tunde Oladiran, Leungo Kelebopile, Tedman Onyango, Marie Huneke, Sabine Kapfhamer, Wilfried Zorner, Donald Kgathi, Joseph E. Mbaiwa, Moseki R. Motsholapheko, Paul Chisale, Samuel John, Andrew Zulu, Shadreck Mpanga, Mundia Muya, Mwansa Kaoma, Donat Ngendo, Ackim Zulu

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Abstract

The 'Network of Excellence in Renewable Energy Technologies for Development' also known as «Network of Energy Excellence for Development» (NEED), comprises a consortium of five partner institutions from Botswana, Germany, Namibia and Zambia undertaking collaborative research aimed at kick-starting and institutionalizing the widespread exploitation of renewable energy resources in the Southern African region. Starting with three countries, namely Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia, the network is expected to gradually expand to cover the SADC region. The paper highlights the activity areas and concerns of the NEED project: establishing the dominant renewable energy technologies (RET); capacity building; harmonizing industry standards; institutionalizing policies and research strategies; and developing RET concepts for the dry and wet regions of Namibia and Botswana, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Conference on the Domestic Use of Energy, DUE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780994675903
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2016
Event24th Conference on the Domestic Use of Energy, DUE 2016 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Mar 30 2016Mar 31 2016

Other

Other24th Conference on the Domestic Use of Energy, DUE 2016
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period3/30/163/31/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Katende, J., Oladiran, M. T., Kelebopile, L., Onyango, T., Huneke, M., Kapfhamer, S., Zorner, W., Kgathi, D., Mbaiwa, J. E., Motsholapheko, M. R., Chisale, P., John, S., Zulu, A., Mpanga, S., Muya, M., Kaoma, M., Ngendo, D., & Zulu, A. (2016). The NEED project: Enhancing the widespread use of renewable energy resources in the Southern African region. In Proceedings of the 24th Conference on the Domestic Use of Energy, DUE 2016 [7466721] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DUE.2016.7466721