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About Renewable Energy

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One of SANEDI’s roles is to facilitate and co-ordinate renewable energy research, development and demonstration through international co-operation and information exchange, leading to the deployment and commercialisation of sustainable, efficient, reliable, cost-competitive and environmentally sound renewable energy technologies.

Renewables @Sanedi

SANEDI therefore seeks to make optimal use of local resources that diversify energy production and create an environmentally sound energy sector. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the Wind Atlas of South Africa (WASA) are examples of international collaboration.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

In order to accelerate research path of scientific innovation to market viable alternatives and grow the pool of energy scientists, SANEDI has established centres of research and development whose focus areas are coordination in the research, development and innovation space of the energy sector, promotion of technologies, skills development and collaboration. One of such centres is the Renewable Energy Centre Of Research and Development (RECORD).

Wind Atlas of South Africa (WASA)

The Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) (2009 to 2020) is an initiative of the South African Dept. of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) with the principal funders the South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) WASA 1 and WASA 3 funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Royal Danish Embassy funded WASA 2. SANEDI is managing WASA and contracted with the Implementation partners: the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University of Cape Town (Climate Systems Analysis Group) (UCT CSAG), South African Weather Service (SAWS) and Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy).