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Unit for Continuing Education

Course overview

  • Participants will be able to understand the parameters that influence the financial aspects and project design of renewable energy initiatives in Africa.
  • The participant will be familiar with a range of instruments, the financial structuring tools needed to attract investors, and how to use alternative financial sources, like carbon finance, outside of the commercial financial institutions to ensure the financial viability of renewable energy projects.
  • The module therfore aims to empower professionals to incorporate appropriate financing intotheir decision-making pertaining to renewable energy projects. This includes -

-The basic financial metrics such as IRR, NPV, DSCR, and LCOE.

- Understanding the economic justification and impact of renewable energy projects.

- Understanding of which sustainability drivers have an effect on the renewable energy business.

- Understanding what barriers exist to renewable energy project implementation from a financial perspective

- To understand the policy context of the sustainability of renewable energy, from the perspectives of policy-makers and other stakeholders.

  • The module is subsequently designed to address the following questions:

- What does sustainable renewable energy mean?

- How can sustainable renewable energy projects be assessed, identified and prioritised?

- How may appropriate renewable energy projects be managed as sustainable energy value chains in Africa?

- What tools can be used to promote appropriate and sustainable renewable energy projects?

Course date:

  • 6 - 10 March

Course fee:

  • R5500
Contact information
Ms Joshna Daya
Administrative Assistant
joshna.daya@nmmu.ac.za