Africa’s Wind Project Pipeline Grows to 18GW

By [email protected] The wind industry has been slow to take off in Africa. Developers commissioned projects in only four African markets in 2018. However, the policy inconsistency that has held the market back in previous years is beginning to change.

The continent’s wind project pipeline stands at 18 gigawatts as of Q1 2019, although the project realization rate in the region is still low due to a host of challenges faced by developers.

Cumulative wind power capacity in Africa stood at 5.5 gigawatts at the end of 2018. South Africa currently boasts the continent’s largest wind power market, with 2.1 gigawatts of operational capacity

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