Earlier this month, The Africa Power Journal published a new study titled Smart renewable electricity portfolios in West Africa which mapped the potential of solar-wind-water strategies for West Africa
According to the study, The potential for reliable, clean power generation based on solar and wind power, supported by flexibly dispatched hydropower, increases by more than 30% when countries can share their potential regionally.
All measures taken together would allow roughly 60% of the current electricity demand in West Africa to be met with complementary renewable sources, of which roughly half would be solar and wind power and the other half hydropower, the study explained.
The solar power company claims that it currently serves 25 health care facilities with reliable electricity and that its efforts have increased rural entrepreneurs’ incomes by an average of six times.
Energicity’s founder and CEO, Nicole Poindexter, while expressing her excitement of having EIF as a partner noted that “Energy access is a problem in Africa that we can solve in our lifetimes with innovative solutions like ours and bold, transformative investors”.
The International Energy Agency notes that Energy access is a critical market need in Africa, with over 600 million people without access to reliable or safe energy sources.
Energicity city is thus working to provide solutions to this problem, one project at a time.