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Rural electrification options were analysed showing the optimal cost conditions for a sustainable energy development applying renewable energy sources in Africa. A spatial electricity cost model has been designed to identify the least-cost option in off-grid areas: diesel generators, photovoltaic systems or extension of the grid. The resulting mapping application offers support to decide in which regions the communities could be electrified extending the grid or by an isolated mini-grid. The applied methodology and results are described in the following papers.

Infosheet on the latest article:  Identification of advantageous electricity generation options in sub-Saharan Africa integrating existing resources, Nature Energy, September 19, 2016.

Peer-reviewed scientific papers

Sándor Szabó, Magda Moner-Girona, Ioannis Kougias, Rob Bailis and Katalin Bódis, 2016, Identification of advantageous electricity generation options in sub-Saharan Africa integrating existing resources, Nature Energy 1, Article number: 16140 (2016), doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.140.

Moner-Girona, M.; Bódis, K., Huld, T., Kougias, I., Szabo, S., 2016, Universal access to electricity in Burkina Faso: scaling-up renewable energy technologies, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 11, Number 8. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084010.

Kougias, I., Bódis, K., Jäger-Waldau, A., Monforti-Ferrario, F., Szabó, S., 2016, Exploiting existing dams for solar PV system installations, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Vol: 24, Issue: 2. pp. 229-239. doi:10.1002/pip.2640.

Moner-Girona, M., Ghanadan, R., Solano-Peralta, M., Kougias, I., Bódis, K., Huld, T., Szabó, S., 2016, Adaptation of feed-in tariff for remote mini-grids: Tanzania as an illustrative case, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 53, January 2016, pp. 306-318, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.055.

Szabó, S., Kougias, I., Moner-Girona, M., Bódis, K., 2015, Sustainable energy portfolios for small island-states, Sustainability, 2015, 7(9), 12340-12358; doi:10.3390/su70912340.

Njirambo Matinga, M., Pinedo Pascua, I., Vervaeke, J., Monforti-Ferrario, F., Szabo, S., 2014, Do African and European energy stakeholders agree on key energy drivers in Africa? Using Q methodology to understand perceptions on energy access debates, Energy Policy, Volume 69, pp. 154-164, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.041.

Szabó, S., Bódis, K., Huld, T., Moner-Girona, M., 2013, Sustainable energy planning: Leapfrogging the energy poverty gap in Africa, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 28, pp. 500-509. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.044.

Szabó, S., Bódis, K., Huld, T., Moner-Girona, M., 2011, Energy solutions in rural Africa: mapping electrification costs of distributed solar and diesel generation versus grid extension, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 6, Issue 3. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034002.

Scientific, policy and technical reports

Bódis, K., 2013, Metadata - Geospatial data layers provided for the Global Atlas of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, Ispra, Italy, p. 28. EUR 26482 EN.  doi:10.2790/14129.

Huld,T., Szabó, S., Bódis, K., Moner-Girona, M., Jäger-Waldau, A., 2013, Solar resources and their exploitation. Climate and technological changes compared. In: The availability of renewable energies in a changing Africa. Assessing climate and non-climate effects, (Ed.: F. Monforti), pp. 17-26. European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy, p. 110. EUR 25980 EN. doi:10.2790/88194.

Dallemand, J.-F., Motola, V,. Skøien, J., Mayaux, P., Bartholomé, E., Bouraoui, F., Bódis, K., Belward, A., Scarlat, N., Monforti, F., 2013, Bioenergy complexity in Africa and its changing climate. In: The availability of renewable energies in a changing Africa. Assessing climate and non-climate effects, (Ed.: F. Monforti), pp. 33-62. European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy, p. 110. EUR 25980 EN.  doi:10.2790/88194.

Bódis, K., Szabó, S., 2013, Expected changes in hydropower resources. In: The availability of renewable energies in a changing Africa. Assessing climate and non-climate effects, (Ed.: F. Monforti), pp. 63-73. European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy, p. 110. EUR 25980 EN.  doi:10.2790/88194.

Belward, A., Bisselink, B., Bódis, K., Brink, A., Dallemand, J.-F., de Roo, A., Huld, T., Kayitakire, F., Mayaux, P., Moner-Girona, M., Ossenbrink, H., Pinedo, I., Sint, H., Thielen, J., Szabó, S., Tromboni, U., Willemen, L., 2011, Renewable energies in Africa - current knowledge (Ed. F.: Monforti), European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra, Italy, p. 60. EUR 25108 EN. doi:10.2788/1881.

Conference papers and presentations

Kougias, I., Bódis, K., Jäger-Waldau, A., Szabó, S., 2014, Installing solar systems on the face of existing African dams for additional energy production, 2BO.1.3, Implementation (Technical) and Standardisation, pp. 58-65. In: Proceedings of 1st Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 27-29 March 2014, AfricaPVSEC, Durban, South Africa.

Szabó, S., Bódis, K., Huld, T., Jäger-Waldau, A., 2014, Lessons learnt from the AFRETEP for the African PV sector development, 3AO.1.1, Enabling Environment (Economical), pp. 121-126. In: Proceedings of 1st Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 27-29 March 2014, AfricaPVSEC, Durban, South Africa.

Pinedo Pascua, I., Tromboni, U., Bódis, K., Szabó, S., 2012, AFRETEP: Lessons Learned from Capacity Building Experiences with African Academia, In: EU PVSEC Proceedings, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, pp. 4348-4351, ISBN: 3-936338-28-0, doi:10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-6EP.1.3.

Szabó, S., Bódis, K., Girbau García, Z., Huld, T., Moner Girona, M., Pinedo-Pascua, I., 2010, Building the African renewable energy platform integrating support tools for a sustainable energy development in Africa, In: Proceedings of the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 6CO.17.6, 6 - 10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain.

Poster abstracts, poster presentations

Szabó, S., Kougias, I., Motola, V., Jäger-Waldau, A., Bódis, K., 2015, Installations of solar PV systems on landfills and waste management sites, 7DV.4.40, EU PVSEC 2015, 14-18 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany.

Jon Olav Skoien, Gregoire Dubois, Philipe Mayaux, Alan Belward, Fabio Monforti-Ferrario, Katalin Bodis, 2013, How sustainable is fuelwood use in Africa?, EGU 2013, ERE1.7, Aspects of sustainable biomass utilization for energy and industrial raw materials, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-11148, 2013 European Geosciences Union (EGU), General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April 2013, Vienna, Austria.

Last update: 19-10-2016

Contact: Sándor Szabó (JRC C.2)

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