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The way forward for renewables in Eastern and Southern Africa

IRENA has released a report titled, “Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa” which assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the Africa Clean Energy Corridor through 2040. As well as analysing the master plans of the two key power pools, it highlights sustainable, renewables-based alternatives based on IRENA’s latest dataset.

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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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