Increasing the diversity of South Africa’s energy production mix is important to mitigate climate change while enhancing supply security. The CSIR aims to help the country achieve an energy-secure and low-carbon national economy.
The organisation develops and implements renewable and alternative energy technologies with a specific focus on innovations in energy storage, system integration and renewable energy technologies, while also contributing to policy formulation and market design.
The CSIR draws on its multidisciplinary skills base to develop tools to analyse industrial development scenarios from an energy perspective and advises on industrialisation in the energy sector.
Dr Clinton Carter-Brownccarterbrown@csir.co.za