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dc.contributor.authorBELWARD Alanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBISSELINK BERNARDen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBODIS Katalinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBRINK Andreasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDALLEMAND Jean-Francoisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDE ROO Arieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHULD Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKAYITAKIRE Francoisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMAYAUX Philippeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMONER GERONA Magdaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOSSENBRINK Heinzen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPINEDO PASCUA IRENEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSINT Hadewijen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTHIELEN DEL POZO Juttaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSZABO Sandoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorTROMBONI UMBERTOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWILLEMEN LOUISEen_GB
dc.contributor.editorMONFORTI-FERRARIO Fabioen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-79-22331-0 (print), 978-92-79-22330-3 (cd-Rom/dvd )en_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 25108 ENen_GB
dc.identifier.otherOPOCE LB-NA-25-108-EN-C (print), LB-NA-25-108-EN-Z (cd-Rom/dvd )en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis 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. Existing Statistical data on energy supply and demand have a large uncertainty, both in terms of quantity and costs or price. The available data which were used for this report indicate a wide range both of per capita energy consumption (100 to 2000 kgoe/cap/y) and per capita electricity consumption (50 to 4000 kWh/cap/y). Relative to the average of the European Union, this corresponds to up to 35 times less regarding all energy, and up to 100 times less regarding electricity. Even though electrification made considerable progress in the past 10 years, 600 Mio of rural population has no access to electricity at all. This report assesses in detail the renewable energy options for electricity production in rural areas, where the de-centralised feature of these technologies allow an economically viable competition with conventional grid extension. It is particularly true in remote areas where the nearest grid infrastructure is already unreliable and overloaded. In areas where household density is low (<50 cap/km2), any investment in larger grid infrastructure would never be cost competitive. This report enhances also insight in the transport costs of conventional fuel, taking a population density to be served and transport infrastructure into account.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.F.7-Renewable Energyen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleRenewable Energies in Africa - Current Knowledgeen_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2788/1881 (print), 10.2788/18804 (cd-Rom/dvd )en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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