Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) promotes equitable, low carbon, clean energy development in urban South Africa and Africa. We do this through research, capacity building, policy engagement and information dissemination.

Sustainable Energy Development

Energy Poverty

Planning and Mobility

Urban Energy Support is an information portal of relevant documents and resources, with an emphasis on practical tools and guides to support the transition towards sustainable local energy development and a low carbon trajectory for the country in the context of global climate change.

What’s new

What is the abatement potential of South African Cities to meet national targets?
New research conducted by Sustainable Energy Africa confirms that cities hold substantial power and opportunity to transform the energy profile of the country.

Continual Professional Development course
University of Ghana from 21 - 24 June, 2017

Energising Polokwane: Household energy moves from strategy to action
With support from SEA and the University of Limpopo, the Municipality of Polokwane is working towards reducing energy poverty through providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable energy services. Find out more about this inclusive initiative.

From wells-to-wheels – which car types are better?
Using an open source spreadsheet calculator developed by SEA, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were compared for different types of powered vehicles in the South African context. See how the electric cars compare.

City of Joburg is doing things differently
Read how the City of Joburg plans to use mixed energy packages to service its informal settlements. Using a combination of electricity and gas, this novel approach delivers energy appropriately to meets its end use in an effective, efficient and sustainable way.

Comparing the cash: electricity generation options
The Parliamentary Budget Office, recently released a report on comparative costs of various electricity generation technology options, as well as other interesting metrics such as lead-in times and the probability of cost overruns. Click here to find the report.

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WARNING: Scammers in Durban and Eastern Cape
Please be warned of scammers posing as Sustainable Energy Africa operating in the Durban and Eastern Cape areas. These scammers are accepting payment for the instalment of solar water heaters and other domestic equipment and not returning. Please note that SEA does not sell nor install any equipment. If you have been approached or have any information, please do let us know. Any information to track down these con artists will be useful. Please call Mukta Govan at 021 702 3622.