In sub-Saharan Africa, more than half of the people don't have access to electricity.
Power usage is projected to double by 2040.
60% of the world's best solar resources. In 2020, solar projects in Zambia, Senegal and Ethiopia were auctioned off for as low as $25 per megawatt hour, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. That makes them more cost-effective than fossil fuels. they are expensive. The solution: Rooftop solar panels or mini-grids that can work independently and provide enough to power lights and a phone charger.
It has enough wind potential in a year to meet its electricity demand 250 times over.
80% of their consumption with hydropower room to produce even more across the continent.
Kenya is a world leader in harnessing geothermal energy.
Tony Tiyou, of the engineering consultancy Renewables in Africa that works in Kenya, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria and Benin.
almost all of its energy from fossil fuels. 2% of global investments into green energy were made across the continent.
non-profit fights environmentally-damaging projects. "But the oil is produced by huge companies that can attract funding from all over the world."