Status of Renewable Energy Pursuit in Africa


Africa is rich in all forms of renewable energy, all of which includes solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower. This puts the continent in an advantaged position in using clean energy technologies, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity across the entire region.

Africa has a priority to ensure access to reliable, affordable, and clean energy. In the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region, more than 600 million residents are still without access to electricity; while most African countries experience blackouts from using energy systems powered by fossil energy, which are expensive. Renewable energies offer clean and affordable energies that can help inject resilience into the African energy system while also helping to catalyse economic development.

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