Throughout Africa from Ivory Coast to Morocco to Kenya, major solar projects are sprouting, each helping provide access to the 600 million Africans who lack access to energy. “Energy is a major issue for the African continent, because someone who does not have access to energy cannot have access to health, telecommunications, or education,” said industry executive Alexandre Castel. While the solutions all contribute to a singular goal, leaders are not pursuing a one-size-fits-all approach. While Benin is banking on 100 small renewable power stations throughout the country, South Africa is planning the world’s most robust solar array, offering 1,500 MW of clean energy. VIA TURKISH WEEKLY (Photo: IBERDROLA)

"Here in Africa, populations are quite dispersed. Solar is modular so it can be sized to fit the needs of anywhere, from a light to a business, household to an entire village.”
The world’s biggest concentrating solar power plant will supply electricity to 1.1 million Moroccans.