Wind power in Africa: opportunities and challenges

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship report titled 2015 Global Wind Power Development Report in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 April 2015. The Report shows that, in addition to China and Latin America, Africa is also exhibiting rapid growth in wind power sector. Wind power is growing most rapidly in South Africa, Egypt and Morocco, leading to new investments from large renewable energy companies.

According to an analyst from BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance), South Africa is in urgent need of clean energy investments. The country intends to harness sunlight and wind power to meet its energy demands. Clean energy companies are interested in South Africa’s abundant resources and high energy demands, but they also face political turmoil and an imperfect legal system.

Click to read Energy Outlook Magazine's article Wind Power in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. (Chinese Only)

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