Africa

This is the astonishing potential of Africa's wind power

Africa possesses a technical wind potential of almost 180,000 terawatt hours (TWh) per year. Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Sean Whittaker

Professional engineer and Principal Renewable Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Linda Munyengeterwa

Regional Industry Director, Middle East & Africa at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Cumulative wind installations in Africa & the Middle East by end of 2020.
Africa's wind infrastructure increased during 2020. Image: GWEC
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