1. South Korea's Green Energy Strategies

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten1,2 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer3
  1. Deokyu Hwang,
  2. Suhyeon Han and
  3. Changmo Sung

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch1

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Hwang, D., Han, S. and Sung, C. (2013) South Korea's Green Energy Strategies, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, Leo-Brandt-Straße, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 2

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 Institut für En. & Klimaforschung, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany

  3. 3

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 Universitätsstr. 150 LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 44780 Bochum Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872



  • South Korea;
  • green energy;
  • renewable energy;
  • R&D;
  • Green Growth, Energy Policy


Korea had pushed its green growth initiatives since 2008 and green industries were emerging as a new growth engine. As a consequence, the export of green products was rising sharply. The national strategy for renewable energy envisaged main directions such as technology roadmap, commercialization of technologies and promotion of export and revenue growth. This roadmap linked a product from commercialization to the global market and several core-technologies were selected from 27 green technologies to promote global market domination through renewable energy convergence strategies. The big change of Korean government policy was to promote private sector-led approaches for competitiveness since the government driven policy appeared to limit the effectiveness of performance in the past.