Solar Data Insights Report 2010–24

13 Aug 2020

African Energy’s Solar Data Insights Report 2010-2024 provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current status and trajectory of Africa’s rapidly expanding solar generation sector.

Based on constantly updated proprietary data, in-house analytics supported by graphs, tables and maps, it offers an essential grounding for any investor, lender or developer charting a strategy in this dynamic market.

The analytical PDF was published in August 2020. It comes with an excel containing underlying aggregate data from African Energy Live Data, our proprietary database of more than 6,200 power projects.

This means the report not only provides incisive read-outs to support strategic decision-making, but also allows users to set their own parameters, and to develop and test conclusions within their own analytical frameworks.

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Key features
  • Data and analysis supporting the view that solar installed capacity (MW) projects capacity will reach an estimated 18GW by 2030 – a 1.5 times increase on 2020
  • 44 pages of analysis, graphs and data
  • 32 graphs, 14 tables, and other maps and infographics
  • Case studies on five large-scale solar procurement programmes
  • Customisable excel of background data with 288 tables
  • The data used is sourced form our African Energy Live Data platfrom, where each entry corresponds to a power plant on the ground that African Energy’s  team has investigated and verified

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Reasons to buy:

  • Use our report to gain an understanding of how solar trends may impact on your operations and investments.
  • Access and analyse our data through an interactive Excel-based dashboard
  • Make decisions supported by independent power generation forecasts based on the actual project development pipeline rather than estimates.
  • Compare historic trends, current position and planned developments of solar generation by country, or region or see how the sector has developed across Africa.
  • Understand from the data how certain solar markets are expected to see slower growth while others are set for a very steep growth trajectory.
  • See a clear picture of how solar is and will be positioned in the wider energy mix.
  • Learn how falling costs of solar have impacted on technologies employed, ownership and project size, 2010-24 and how these trends will impact on total installed capacity.
  • Understand the possible longer term (2019-30) potential of solar across Africa
More details
  • Comprehensive information on installed solar capacity – compared with other fuel types by country, region and pan-African from 2010 to 2024. 
  • Detailed case studies on:
    • International Finance Corporation’s Scaling Solar initiative
    • Egypt’s Feed-in-Tariff I & II
    • Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy Noor programme
    • KfW-backed Global Energy Transfer Feed-in-Tariff (GETFiT) programme. 
    • South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement Programme (REIPPP).
  • Comparative maps of solar capacity in Africa in 2019 and 2024, indicating an increasing likelihood of tremendous growth. 
  • Analysis of falling costs of solar by technology, ownership and project size, 2010-24
  • Total installed capacity (MW) of technology, ownership and project size, 2010-24 

Learn more about the methodology behind the report

African Energy Solar Data Insights 2010-24


Price: £345

Format: PDF and Excel

Pages: 44

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