Renewable energy in Africa has positive implications

Just a thought, is it just me or have you also noticed how frequent the term renewable energy pops us more and more in news headlines? I think this is great; we need more and more power groups to lean this way. Just recently a news headline read “Enel Green Power looks to Africa, Latin America for growth” and this was an article about how one of the world’s top leading renewable energy organisations is seeking to feed future growth as it shifts its focus away from core European markets.

Enel Green Power is shunting more of its investments away from Italy and Spain to emerging economies. The company recently won projects aimed at supplying 513 MW of solar and wind energy in a third round of bidding in South Africa and only want to develop and grow further.

For the two upcoming tenders, the company will participate with wind and solar power projects. It’s rather evident that the population growth in Africa is a spur to energy demand and countries in the continent abundant wind and sun.

SO how involved is Africa in renewable energy practises?

After some research I came up with the following information to share with you all. Africa and the countries that comprise this

beautiful and booming continent are prime targets for the application of renewable energy technology. Presently, numerous countries already possess small-scale solar, wind, and geothermal devices in operation supplying energy to urban and rural populations. These kinds of energy production are particularly beneficial in isolated settings due to the extreme cost of transporting electricity from large-scale power plants. The implementation of renewable energy technology has the potential to alleviate many of the problems that face Africans every day, especially if done so in a sustainable manner that prioritizes human rights.


· Poverty reduction;

· Promotion of economic growth;

· Communication technologies;

· education, industrialization, agricultural improvement;

· expansion of municipal water systems;

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