Ethiopia among top 10 most attractive solar markets in Africa
NOVEMBER 15 2013
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Addis Ababa, 14 November 2013 (WIC) -Ethiopia is among top 10 most attractive solar markets
in Africa, a new market research report has revealed.
The report, Solar Power Opportunities - Africa, provides a comparative framework for analyzing
the potential and relative attractiveness of national-level solar markets in Africa and for
assessing macro conditions, access to market, national energy policy, growth potential of
renewable energy and infrastructure considerations.
According to the report, out of the 54 countries in Africa, 3 have existing installed solar power
capacity, which combined, represent 0.07% of solar power capacity installed worldwide.
The top 3 markets based on installed solar capacity are South Africa, Senegal and Eritrea.
Beyond this current installed capacity, there exist many opportunities for solar power
developments across the region.
And looking beyond pure installed capacity, the top 10 most attractive solar markets in Africa are South Africa, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Morocco,
Sudan, Egypt, Mozambique, Eritrea, Kenya and Zambia.