Making Large-Scale Wind and Solar Power a Reality

Author
Kevin Ummel
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Center for Global Development
Abstract
South Africa and many other countries hope to aggressively expand wind and solar power (WSP) in the coming decades. This presents significant challenges for power system planning. Success hinges largely on the question of how and where to deploy WSP technologies. Well-designed deployment strategies can take advantage of natural variability in resources across space and time to help minimize costs, maximize benefits, and ensure reliability.
Topic
Climate Change, Development, Economics, Energy Policy, Science and Technology
Political Geography
Africa