AFRICA POWER SECTOR: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy resources are plentiful in Africa, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro. These resources are spread across the continent and could provide affordable and secure supplies of energy where they are in high demand.

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