SDG 07: Affordable and Clean Energy

Africa is leading the way in solar power potential

Africa has the world’s greatest solar energy potential. Image: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Victoria Masterson

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Solar energy in Africa has more potential than any other region in the world, new data shows. Image: Statista

Africa’s solar power potential is world-leading. Image: Global Solar Atlas

To achieve Africa’s energy and climate goals, energy sector investment needs to roughly double. Image: IEA

Countries in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change. Image: Statista

Fossil fuels still dominate Africa’s energy mix. Image: Africa Energy Review 2021, PwC
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