Print Email Facebook Twitter Heart of light an assessment of enhanced electricity access in Africa Title Heart of light an assessment of enhanced electricity access in Africa Author Dalla Longa, F. van der Zwaan, B.C.C. Publication year 2021 Abstract A large part of the population in many African countries lacks access to electricity, in contrast to the ambition of reaching universal energy access as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals. Off-grid electricity technologies have been proposed as an important means to solve this challenge. It is uncertain, however, at what rate these technologies can be deployed, to what extent they can help to increase electricity access, and how global climate policy might affect their impact. We propose an approach to address these questions, combining insights from geographic information system analysis (GIS) with integrated assessment modeling (IAM). We find that offgrid renewable energy technologies are essential to substantially increase electricity access in Africa, and – unlike other recent publications – we conclude that targeted investment incentives can lead to near-universal access by 2050, including in countries in the center of the continent. Subject AfricaClimate change controlEnergy accessGIS analysisOff-grid electricityTIAM-ECNWillingness-to-payElectricity accessGlobal climatesIntegrated assessment modelsInvestment incentivesRenewable energy technologiesElectric power transmission networksSustainable EnergyEnergy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad45ebac-795d-4568-a063-262a7ea30ed0 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110399 TNO identifier 946572 Publisher Elsevier, Amsterdam ISSN 1364-0321 Source Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 136 (136) Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.