Hydroelectric power remains the primary renewable source in Africa at over 38 GW of installed capacity, with 971 MW added in the last year.
In Africa, beyond the Nile, there is immense hydropower potential. Other waterways have not been harnessed yet, but are loaded with enough potentialities of hydroelectricity. These rivers include Niger, Congo, Senegal, and Orange rivers.
So many rich people in Africa have been encouraged to invest in the wind and generate a power plan. The opportunities get developed with the development of wind farms which are near the populated areas. Presently people flock into Africa to set up farms connecting the existing electricity network.
Solar energy is another source of renewable energy in Africa. Those who want to go green in Africa can go for solar energy as it has a huge stock of solar energy which can be utilized anywhere. The Africa Renewable Energy Expo presents innumerable solar panels manufacturers from different countries.
Another renewable energy sector that has made Africa prominent in the world is Geothermal energy which plays a huge role in future developments in Africa. The abundance of geothermal resources has caused a booming in the mining trade and industry. This has also brought in a huge number of employment opportunities.
Among all the countries of the world, Africa has recorded the highest population density, which helps to generate renewable energy for the whole continent. Attending Africa Renewable Energy Expo helps people to develop a long-term strategy to invest in renewable energy. It is time for Africa to realize that the time has now come to focus on the green mission.