chapter  14
20 Pages

The Republic of South Africa

ByFRANÇOIS DIAZ-MAURIN, JUAN JOSÉ CADILLO-BENALCAZAR, ZORA KOVACIC,

This chapter shows how MuSIASEM can be employed to generate an integrated assessment of the feasibility, viability and desirability of alternative energy sources, and more in general to characterize scenarios of alternative exosomatic metabolic patterns of society. The analysis focuses both on the potential contribution (quantity) and convenience (quality) of two potential alternative primary energy sources for the production of electricity in South Africa: concentrated solar power and woody biomass. The chapter illustrates how to integrate technical and spatial analyses into the multi-level system of accounting.