Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision

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DBREV is an independent scholarship trust aimed at building intellectual capital in the field of Renewable Energy, Energy Poverty and Energy Access.


Supports students towards a Masters degree in Renewable and Sustainable Energy studies.

It is our mission to provide financial support and mentorship to enable yet another spirited bright young person to be part of changing Africa’s energy future.

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholar - Ashlin Naidoo!

We are delighted to announce that the 2022/23 DBREV Scholarship has been awarded to Ashlin Naidoo, an Environmental Science graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Ashlin will be pursuing his Master's degree at Stellenbosch University in Mechanical Engineering: Renewable energy.

If you are -


A South African national or permanent resident who is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives in the African continent?


Fired up about addressing Energy Poverty and Energy Access through energy services provided by Renewable Energy systems?


Committed to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and addressing the challenges posed by Climate Change?

- you may be just the person to apply for a DBREV Scholarship!

Applications have closed for 2022/23.

Thank you to all who spread the word into the undergraduate community of South Africa. We should be opening applications for 2024 in August 2023. As always, we look forward to enabling and empowering yet another bright young mind and spirit to be part of changing Africa’s energy future.

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