Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) here presents its AFSIA 1st Annual Solar Outlook for solar energy in Africa, a country-by-country review of the key drivers for successful solar development.
The solar industry in Africa is truly booming thanks to new and more flexible technologies brought to market but also enabled by drastic cost reductions of both solar panels and storage solutions. These new and improved technologies now make it possible to enjoy electricity reliably and affordably where it previously simply was not possible. Solar also offers a significant improvement in locations where the grid is present but is erratic or too expensive.
The Africa solar outlook 2021 is a country-by-country review of the key drivers for successful solar development. In this report, the contributors have opted for a very summarised presentation of these key drivers. But all elements presented are sourced and the reader can easily track the information and dig deeper wherever need be.
On top of the country vignettes, the team has also gone deeper into some of the main segments which compose the solar industry: large-scale projects, C&I (commercial and industrial, often referred to “auto-consommation” in french), MGs (mini-grids) and SHS (solar Home Systems).
The segments reviews are only snapshots of their full status and latest developments. As the African continent is so vast and solar developments are numerous, it would not be possible to cover each segment comprehensively in one document. Thus AFSIA chose to bring the spotlight only on the most notable and trending aspects of each segment.