Africa solar energy output on the up and up

Newly released figures from the Global Solar Atlas for The World Bank shows that the future is bright for Africa’s solar energy output.


The figures, analysed by Statista, reveal the average potential of solar energy around the world and Africa is out in front. When combining the average long-term practical yield of a utility scale solar energy installation in each country, long-term output exceeding 4.5kWh/kWp per day is described as “excellent conditions for solar power”.


Africa’s 4.51 kWh/kWp/day is ahead of second-placed Central and South America’s 4.48, while North America is further behind on 4.37.