SPE webinar: »On-site solar and sustainable electrification in sub-Saharan Africa«
Post date: 05/02/2021 - 12:25
According to the solar power association »Solar Power Europe« (SPE), »on-site solar has the potential to contribute to increasing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for businesses and citizens across sub-Saharan Africa.« The commercial and industrial rooftop market segment has shown »strong growth in recent years,« with developers seeking to circumvent administrative barriers and grid issues associated with large-scale solar projects. Recent studies have shown that on-site solar is cheaper than electricity tariffs paid by C&I clients in seven markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, on-site solar installations coupled with storage can also provide electricity more reliably than the grid in several markets.
SPE will host a free online-webinar to explore the existing opportunities for on-site solar in sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will include a presentation introducing the main trends, challenges, and opportunities. It takes place at February 17 (10:30 to 12:00 CET) in collaboration with GET.invest – a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria.