Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets

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Source:
International Renewable Energy Agency
Authors:
Michael Taylor
Eun young So

IRENA estimates that with the right enabling policies, Africa could be home to more than 70 gigawatts of solar PV capacity by 2030. This report discusses challenges in policymaking and proposes a coordinated effort to collect data on the installed costs of solar PV in Africa, across all market segments. Such information will improve the efficiency of policy support and accelerate deployment, according to the authors.