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Accelerating investments in power in sub-Saharan Africa

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Private sector investments in African power generation play an increasingly important role in addressing the continent's electricity supply shortages. Our analysis of investment trends in sub-Saharan Africa reveals some key success factors.

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Figure 1: Investments in power generation.
Figure 2: Total investment by IPPs and by DFIs.
Figure 3: Countries with the most independent power project capacity in SSA.
Figure 4: Comparison of price outcomes for medium-speed diesel and solar PV in SSA.


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Eberhard, A., Gratwick, K., Morella, E. et al. Accelerating investments in power in sub-Saharan Africa. Nat Energy 2, 17005 (2017).

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