31 May '13, 2pm

Wind Power in Africa to Increase Ten Times Over

Wind power in Africa is likely to experience a huge boost in installed capacity over the next few years, according to an African Development Bank (AfDB) study. While wind power on the continent currently makes up only 1 percent of total electricity, or 1 GW, there is an additional 10.5 GW in the pipeline, the study , Development of Wind Energy in Africa, shows. Africa is faced with the challenge of generating more power to meet existing and future demand as more than 500 million people on the continent lack access to electricity, the study says, adding at least eight African nations are among the developing world’s most endowed in terms of wind energy potential. Noting that wind power is one of the world’s fastest-growing energy resources, the study said Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Mauritania, Egypt, Madagascar, Kenya and Chad have large onshore wind energy potential. Exploring...

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