Spotlight On Africa’s Two Percent Share of Global Green Energy

Africa accounts for a paltry 1.9 percent  of the global share of developed renewable energy capacity, casting a light on the continents vastly untapped market. 

Data compiled by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) puts the continent’s total installed green energy capacity at 48, 443 megawatts (MW) for a population of 1.3 billion people. 

This represents 1.9 percent of the renewable energy stock developed across the world totalling 2, 536, 853 MW. China alone accounts for 30 percent of the global share, putting its stock of green energy well ahead of all nations, followed distantly by the US while Germany is third.