9. Renewable Energy Future for the Developing World

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer4
  1. Dieter Holm

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch9

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Holm, D. (2013) Renewable Energy Future for the Developing World, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

Author Information

  1. ISES Africa, P.O. Box 58, 0216 Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872

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Keywords:

  • Developing World;
  • renewable energy;
  • opportunity;
  • job creation;
  • risks;
  • new strategy

Summary

The Developing World has to be a player in the global energy transition. Rapid urbanization, underdeveloped infrastructure, and good renewable resources offer a unique opportunity. Learning from past stranded development initiatives aimed at the rural poor, a new Renewable Energy strategy is suggested: The initial focus is on the well-heeled role model grid-connected urban sector, and spreading to other areas as the industry establishes prestige, desirability, job creation, and competitiveness. The feed-in tariff flanked by other proven measures is key