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July 02, 2014

Deploying American-Made Clean Energy Technologies in South Africa

Advances in technology and transportation have led to an increasingly interconnected world that provides unprecedented opportunities for U.S. businesses to grow while reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and spurring a global increase in clean energy use.

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy helps increase America’s worldwide competitiveness in the clean energy sector through several high-impact projects that involve collaboration from both the public and private sectors. One such project that holds promise is in the South African marketplace.

We are working in partnership with Global Cool Cities Alliance (PI), WinBuild Inc., University of South Florida Solar Energy Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, PEER Africa, and National Fenestration Rating Council to boost energy efficiency in South Africa and break down barriers to widely deploying American-made clean energy technologies.

This new initiative, funded with $450,000 from the Energy Department earlier this year, seeks to grow a robust market for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in South Africa and provide business intelligence for large and small U.S. companies to better understand the South African business and policy environment, develop relationships with potential commercial partners, and demonstrate and deploy their products in new markets. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.