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Renewable Energies in Africa - Current Knowledge

Publication year: 
2011
Main language: 
English
Publication Category: 
Scientific Reports
Publication number: 
JRC67752
Identifier and type: 
EUR 25108 EN
ISSN: 1018-5593
ISBN: 978-92-79-22331-0
Author: 
BELWARD Alan
BISSELINK BERNARD
BODIS Katalin
BRINK Andreas
DALLEMAND Jean-Francois
DE ROO Arie
HULD Thomas
KAYITAKIRE Francois
MAYAUX Philippe
MONER GERONA Magda
OSSENBRINK Heinz
PINEDO PASCUA IRENE
SINT Hadewij
THIELEN DEL POZO Jutta
SZABO Sandor
TROMBONI UMBERTO
WILLEMEN LOUISE
Editor: 
MONFORTI-FERRARIO Fabio
Publisher: 
Publications Office of the European Union

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JRC Scientific and Technical Reports

This report summarizes current knowledge at the Joint Research Centre regarding Renewable Energy in Africa. It assesses current energy consumption and the share of renewables in African states, and attempts to estimate the technical potential of available resources of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower which could be economically used to provide energy for the increasing population.