Hybrid energy forecast to significantly increase in sub-Saharan Africa

By professo

The use of hybrid energy in sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise, with the prices of renewable energy and batteries dropping.

Hybrid energy uses a combination of renewable energy, fossil fuel, and battery storage.

It has been forecast that hybrid energy in sub-Saharan Africa will increase from the current few installations to several thousand megawatts of capacity by 2025.

The expectations follow the lowering of costs for renewable energy, making it cheaper than gas and nuclear power, as in some cases coal.

“Hybrid can supply energy cost-effectively and securely to large electricity users such as mines, industry and farming even if they are completely off the grid,” stated Amiram Roth-Beblon, Head of Global Business Initiatives at juwi Renewable Energies.


“Recent technology advancement of hybrid power solutions combining wind or solar with batteries ad fossil fuels, such as diesel, makes it possible to provide uninterrupted 24/7 power supply even to critical loads of large-scale customers.”

“Since 2015, more money has been invested in renewable energy than in all other power generation types combined,” Roth-Deblon added.

“In 2017 some 58% of all energy investments went into renewables (see Bloomberg new energy outlook 2017 report), while less than 10% has been invested in nuclear globally.”


Featured Articles

SAP creates new EMEA region and announces new President

SAP has announced it has appointed a new President for a newly-created EMEA region, aiming to make the most of the opportunities of cloud and AI technology

How SAP is facilitating continuous business transformation

Technology giant SAP has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of LeanIX, a leader in enterprise architecture management (EAM) software

Siemens and Microsoft: Driving cross-industry AI adoption

To help businesses achieve increased productivity, Siemens and Microsoft are deepening their partnership by showcasing the benefits of generative AI

Sustainability must become central to corporate strategy


The endless benefits of putting your people first

Leadership & Strategy

Working from anywhere: SAP uncovers secret life of employees

Human Capital