How Hydrogen is Contributing to the Changing Energy Mix in Africa
Africa is poised to be a major player in the green hydrogen economy as large-scale projects have been announced or commenced to both export green hydrogen and play a significant role in the energy transition road maps across the continent.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports that cost of utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) has fallen by 85% between 2010 and 2020. Chart 1 below shows the current power consumption in Africa which is in the region of 656TWh and compares this to the potential for power generation from hydro, solar and wind.
Chart 1: Africa’s power generation potential