Africa’s abundant clean energy resources, coupled with new investments in renewable energy technologies, have spearheaded Africa into a clean energy revolution. As reported by the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy is believed to constitute approximately 50% of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040, consequently accelerating Africa’s novice economies.
Receiving more sun than any of its continental counterparts, along with its vast geothermal, wind and wave energy capacity and progressive energy policies, Africa has immense potential to leapfrog fossil fuels. Renewable energy applications are essentially decentralised and similarly inexpensive.
In effect, several African nations are currently implementing strategies to harness renewable energy solutions to capitalise on such benefits. For instance, sustainability has increasingly become a key focus for Rwanda and Ethiopia, while Kenya has pledged a complete transition to clean energy.