Updated: Aug 1, 2019
With about 1.2 billion people in Africa, they are making way towards growing their population in the future, but that means making accommodations for the future generations.
Right now, about 600 million people in sub-Saharan territories lack any access to electricity. It is crucial to figure out ways to provide access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to these groups, as laid out in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal Seven.
"Capacity, according to IRENA, refers to “the maximum net generating capacity of power plants and other installations that use renewable energy sources to produce electricity.” The capacity figures relate to power plants and other installations that utilize renewables to generate electricity." (CNBC Article)
A recent report shows the top leaders in Africa's renewable energy according to stats from the International Renewable Energy Association:
10. Sudan - 2,136 MW (mega-watts)
9. Nigeria - 2,143 MW
8. Mozambique - 2,235 MW
7. Zambia - 2,446 MW
6. Democratic Republic of the Congo - 2,750 MW
5. Angola - 2,763 MW
4. Morocco - 3,263 MW
3. Ethiopia - 4,351 MW
2. Egypt - 4,813 MW
1. South Africa - 6,065 MW
As Massachusetts is the current leader in energy efficiency in the USA, this is close to our hearts in seeing progress being made all around the world. It's important that everyone have the opportunity to have access to renewable energy sources.
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