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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Ghoorah, Dhirendra Kumar
URN etd-04042011-185539
Document Title South African renewable energy investment barriers : an investor perspective
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Prof D de Jongh Supervisor
  • investment barriers
  • South Africa
  • renewable energy
  • financial investments
Date 2011-04-20
Availability unrestricted

This paper investigates the factors limiting financial investments in renewable energy. A qualitative research study was conducted on South African based financial investors in renewable energy technologies with the intention of identifying investment barriers. The methodology employed involved a literature review. In addition, a questionnaire was designed and interviews were conducted to ascertain the prevalence of such investment barriers in a South African context. The results obtained were analysed using both qualitative and quantitative methods. These analyses revealed that the barriers that were identified namely political, economic, social and technological are valid for South Africa. In addition, several other barriers were identified that are specific to South Africa, such as education, poverty, technological readiness and access to the electricity grid. On the basis of the findings some recommendations are made which include building closer relationships between government and the private sector, as well as ensuring that government maintains an active role in promoting the renewable energy industry.

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Ghoorah, DK 2010, South African renewable energy investment barriers : an investor perspective, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04042011-185539/ >


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