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SAPVIA in collaboration with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) commissioned EScience Associates in association with Urban-Econ and Chris Ahlfeldt to conduct a research study into the localisation potential of solar photovoltaics and the strategy needed to support a large scale roll-out in South Africa.
The launch of the research study was held on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at the IDC, Sandton, Johannesburg.  The event was keynoted by Garth Strachan, Acting Deputy Director-General: Industrial Policy, the dti.  Elena Broughton, Chief Economist, Urban Econ  gave an overview on the study’s key findings.  Her presentation can be viewed here.

Thank you to all who attended.   And a special thank you to our event partners for their generous support.