The African continent has vast resource potential in wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal energy and falling costs are increasingly bringing renewables within reach. Renewable energy deployment has grown in the last decade, with more than 26 GW of renewables-based generation capacity added. Solar and wind have contributed significantly to this growth as they are now the cheapest generation technologies in many African countries.
Given the demand for solar and wind developments in Africa, the African Energy Indaba together with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and SolarPower Europe, and supported by GET.invest*, will be launching the inaugural Solar & Wind Indaba as an official event alongside next year's Africa Energy Indaba week.
The event will focus on key topics in the African renewables revolution, including green hydrogen, renewables' value chains and manufacturing, mobilising finance, upgrading African electricity grids, and decentralised renewable energy. It will bring together project developers, financiers and key international and national-level decision makers to unpack the considerable opportunities and look at the hottest renewables markets across the continent.
*GET.invest is a European programme which aims to mobilise investment in renewable energy, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria.
The inaugural Solar & Wind Indaba will take place on 6 March 2024 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC).