One of the most consistent things about Africa is the Sun. The Sun shines so much and in such a consistent manner in Africa, it is the one thing you are always certain will be there tomorrow. Some are even praying it shines less bright and less hot tomorrow than it does today. All that Sun represent untapped solar energy production. The continent also gets its fair share of wind current, which could also be tapped to produce wind-generated energy.
When you combine solar and wind-generated energy, Africa could easily become Earth’s renewable energy powerhouse. The continent has so much potential of generating green energy, that if exploited in the right way, it could generate enough for use internally and still have more to export to other regions of the world.
Ironically, Africa has a huge energy deficit. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) wrote on a post on Huffing post:
“The provision of clean electricity is crucial to Africa’s continued economic growth and prosperity. Currently, though, there is a gap between the necessary electric utility infrastructure and the …read more