Two researchers, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, have shown how 139 countries, including South Africa, can meet all their energy needs using solar, wind, and water power by 2050.
They published their 2050 national renewable energy blueprints on the 100% campaign website, aimed at igniting “human energy, clean energy, and what’s possible when the two come together”.
“Our goal is to make new clean energy more affordable and accessible for all. We help you imagine and do what’s possible,” the 100% campaign said.
100% is a campaign of the Solutions Project, a US-based non-profit organisation working to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
The research shows that South Africa can produce all its energy using solar, CSP, and wind plans.
The infographic below shows how South Africa can meet the clean energy goal by 2050.