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Failures & generic recommendations towards the sustainable management of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 2 of 2)


  • Ikejemba, Eugene C.X.
  • Schuur, Peter C.
  • Van Hillegersberg, Jos
  • Mpuan, Peter B.


Renewable energy (RE) generation is expected to become the main source of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the next century. However, more often than not, the sustainability aspect of these projects is a characteristic that is not clearly defined in terms of projects implemented in SSA. The rate at which projects fail is creating a negative impact towards the full acceptance of renewable energy technologies (RETs).

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  • Ikejemba, Eugene C.X. & Schuur, Peter C. & Van Hillegersberg, Jos & Mpuan, Peter B., 2017. "Failures & generic recommendations towards the sustainable management of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 2 of 2)," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 639-647.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:113:y:2017:i:c:p:639-647
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.06.002

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    1. Ikejemba, Eugene C.X. & Schuur, Peter C., 2020. "The empirical failures of attaining the societal benefits of renewable energy development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 162(C), pages 1490-1498.
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