Towards a Prosperous and Sustainable Africa

This joint report by RES4AFRICA, IRENA and UNECA calls for enhanced co-operation to accelerate SDGs in Africa and support a just and inclusive energy transition.

  • February 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Benefits
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  • English

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and its Regions

The report lays out a pathway to a renewable-based energy system and shows that the transition promises substantial gains in GDP, employment, and human welfare in each region of the African continent.

  • January 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Finance & Investment
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  • English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic

African Renewable Electricity Profiles for Energy Modelling Database: Hydropower

IRENA’s new spatiotemporal data atlas, AfREP-Hydro, covers all existing and several hundred committed, planned and potential future hydropower plants across Africa.

  • December 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana

The RRA report presents clear and practical steps to maximise the country’s use of renewables in driving sustainable socio-economic growth.

  • August 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English
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  • Botswana

United Nations Framework Classification for Geothermal Energy

The report highlights the main challenges and way forward to adapt the broader UNFC specifications and guidelines to geothermal energy resources.

  • June 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Dominica, Ethiopia

Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

East and Southern African countries possess vast potential for renewable energy development. This report assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the ACEC through 2040.

  • April 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

This report explores how African countries can achieve universal energy access within the 2030 Agenda timeframe. Also, explores transformational potential of the electricity sector in five Africa countries.

  • March 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English, French, German

Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

The East African Rift region holds significant geothermal potential. This report offers recommendations to fast-track regional geothermal energy development.

  • November 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

Renewable Energy Prospects: South Africa

The study defines a trajectory to 2030 based on current government policies and plans and identifies the options for additional renewables deployment by energy-use sector and technology.

  • June 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • South Africa

Évaluation de L’état de Préparation aux Énergies Renouvelables : Mali

Les conclusions de l’évaluation de l’état de préparation aux énergies renouvelables (RRA) soulignent les obstacles majeurs qui entravent le déploiement généralisé des systèmes d’energie renouvelable. Elles identifient des actions critiques qui pourraient avoir un impact significatif sur...

  • September 2019
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  • Energy Transition
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  • French, English
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  • Mali