Technological Innovation Systems in Developing Countries; How can the mitigation strategies of South Africa be accelerated?
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In order to identify the underlying dynamic processes of technological change the Technological Innovation System approach can be used. This study does so in a developing country context, identifying drivers and barriers to the development of the renewable energy technologies in South Africa. Two case studies on solar and wind energy technology are analyzed, providing policy recommendations to accelerate in-country mitigation strategies of South Africa and providing insights in the applicability of the TIS approach for analyzing the development of renewable energy technologies in a developing country context. Further, this study proposes a new sustainable motor of change, suggesting that international pressure and lobby, and national guidance for the technology influence and start the innovation system of renewable energy technologies in such a context.