Investment Opportunities in West Africa: Suitability Maps for Grid-Connected and Off-Grid Solar and Wind Projects


International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
1 January 2016

This analysis provides a continent-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities across West Africa, for both grid-connected and off-grid systems. Simulations offer two scenarios, based on currently existing grids and including the impact of planned grid developments in the region. The analysis shows that the region’s foreseen grid extensions have a positive impact on its potential for grid-connected wind and solar power development.