This is an overview presented by the Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association (SASTELA) concerning the potential, developments and future perspectives for both solar thermal and PV energy in Africa, especially in South Africa. The main objective is to develop and interconnect the African nascent grid to the EU electrical grid by 2050. Following a brief presentation of SASTELAâ€™s 10 objectives, the document provides some context information linked to the CSP (concentrating solar power) potential of Africa and the main activities under development. After an analysis concerning the policy development and the growth potential, the document provides information about the actual cost of solar thermal and PV energy and the situation in these markets. Through an economic analysis, this document delivers an idea of the price volatility of fossil energy compared to the cost of solar energy until 2050.
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