Renewable energy deployment in Africa

IET – International Energy Transition GmbH co-authored a report titled “The future of African energy supply”, focusing on targets and opportunities for renewable energy technologies in Africa. The report notably contributed to discussions following the Leaders’ Declaration issued at the G7 Summit held on June 7–8, 2015 in Elmau “to accelerate access to renewable energy in Africa, more precisely the intention to reaching up to 10 GW of additional installed renewables capacity in Africa by 2020.”  The report provides an analysis of available literature and data on the development of renewable energy in Africa and, based on this, suggests policy options for achieving the objectives supported by the G7 declaration.

The study was conducted by the Plattform Energiewende at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Dr. David Jacobs was subcontracted as a co-author. The final report was published as an IASS study.