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Labordena, Mercè
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Patt, Anthony
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Bazilian, Morgan
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Howells, Mark
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Lilliestam, Johan
dc.date.accessioned
2017-12-15T17:28:10Z
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2017-11-27T11:00:47Z
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2017-12-15T17:28:10Z
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2017-10-06T02:28:06Z
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2017-11-07T14:59:56Z
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2017-10-24T13:48:20Z
dc.date.issued
2017-03
dc.identifier.issn
0029-5493
dc.identifier.issn
1872-759X
dc.identifier.other
10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.008
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/227451
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000190784
dc.description.abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) needs additional affordable and reliable electricity to fuel its social and economic development. Ideally, all of this new supply is carbon-neutral. The potentials for renewables in SSA suffice for any conceivable demand, but the wind power and photovoltaic resources are intermittent and difficult to integrate in the weak electricity grids. Here, we investigate the potential for supplying SSA demand centers with dispatchable electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) stations equipped with thermal storage. We show that, given anticipated cost reductions from technological improvements, power from CSP could be competitive with coal power in Southern Africa by 2025; but in most SSA countries, power from CSP may not be competitive. We also show that variations in risk across countries influences the cost of power from CSP more than variations in solar resources. If policies to de-risk CSP investment to financing cost levels found in industrialized countries were successfully implemented, power from CSP could become cheaper than coal power by 2025 in all SSA countries. Policies to increase institutional capacity and cooperation among SSA countries could reduce costs further. With dedicated policy measures, therefore, CSP could become an economically attractive electricity option for all SSA countries.
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dc.language.iso
en
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dc.publisher
Elsevier
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dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject
Renewable electricity trade
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dc.subject
Sub-Saharan Africa
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dc.subject
Geographic analysis
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dc.subject
Transmission
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dc.subject
Concentrating solar power
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dc.title
Impact of political and economic barriers for concentrating solar power in Sub-Saharan Africa
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dc.type
Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
dc.date.published
2016-12-09
ethz.journal.title
Energy Policy
ethz.journal.volume
102
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ethz.journal.issue
102
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ethz.journal.abbreviated
Energy policy
ethz.pages.start
52
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ethz.pages.end
72
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publishedVersion
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ethz.grant
Desertection - Social challenges of trans-Mediterranean renewable power cooperation
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ethz.publication.place
Amsterdam
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09451 - Patt, Anthony G. / Patt, Anthony G.
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09617 - Lilliestam, Johan (ehemalig) / Lilliestam, Johan (former)
ethz.leitzahl.certified
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09451 - Patt, Anthony G. / Patt, Anthony G.
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ethz.leitzahl.certified
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09617 - Lilliestam, Johan (ehemalig) / Lilliestam, Johan (former)
ethz.grant.agreementno
313553
ethz.grant.fundername
EC
ethz.grant.funderDoi
10.13039/501100000780
ethz.grant.program
FP7
ethz.date.deposited
2017-10-06T02:28:15Z
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FORM
ethz.source
WOS
ethz.eth
yes
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ethz.availability
Open access
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2018-01-11T08:17:54Z
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2018-12-02T08:44:13Z
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true
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true
dc.identifier.olduri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/205820
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/199918
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/190784
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/213949
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