Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
4 - 5 March 2014
Discover growth opportunities in Africa's emerging solar and off-grid renewable energy markets
  • African solar and renewables are set for a ten-fold increase by 2017
  • The UN predicts the renewable energy market in Africa will be worth US$57bn by 2020
  • Seven of the world's ten fastest growing economies are in Africa
  • Two-thirds of the continent's population are not grid-connected
  • Africa has one of the highest solar irradiation levels in the world, up to 200kW m²/year (Source: NASA)
  • Kenya has set a target of 16.9GW of solar power by 2030
  • Uganda targets 61% of energy consumption from renewables by 2017, up from 4% today
  • PV sales in Tanzania have been growing at 15% per year from the last 5 years
  • The Nigerian government is looking to establish a 'silicon valley' style science park to develop a domestic PV manufacturing industry
  • In Ghana, the 155MW Nzema Solar Project, Africa's largest, is in the final stages of financing
  • Senegal has allocated 120MW of independent power producer PV capacity to be commissioned before 2017
  • Join us on March 4-5 to network with representatives from 140 organisations focused on developing solar in Africa

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