Great Potential for Renewables
The international market research agency BMI Research predicts a growth of renewable energy generation in sub-Saharan Africa by about 90 percent by 2027. In 2017 there were around seven gigawatts of renewable energy capacity installed in the region. This means that sub-Saharan Africa will provide about one percent of the global renewables capacity at the end of the forecast period, BMI analysts write in their report. South Africa is a pioneer in the region. The country is expected to become the largest renewable energy market in sub-Saharan Africa in the near future.
According to figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there are two gigawatts of wind power installed in South Africa in 2018. The country with the third largest gross domestic product of the continent covers its energy needs mainly from coal.
Cooperation with Partners
The subsidiary ABO Wind renewable energies (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 2017. In cooperation with regional partners, the company is currently developing several large wind and solar parks with a capacity of 30 to 140 megawatts each. Altogether ABO Wind currently works on several thousand megawatts in South Africa.
ABO Wind renewable energies (Pty) Ltd.
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