Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential: GWEC

In 2020, 821 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Africa and the Middle East, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7 GW, which helps to avoid 10.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 2.3 million passenger cars off the road. South Africa installed 515 MW of new wind power capacity in 2020, making it the number one market for new annual installations last year as well as for cumulative installations.

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