According to the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA), plans for a massive renewables-powered green hydrogen project in Botswana and Namibia have been quadrupled, from 1 GW to 5 GW of generation capacity.

According to AFSIA, Kenya is leading the charge in the single-panel SHS household solar sector, with high regional activity in East Africa, but West Africa also had good results last year, with 20 million SHS units running in Africa by 2021, serving 100 million people. According to the trade body’s annual report, despite the fact that the size of the systems sold was less than the previous year, more units were moved, and such small-scale solutions to power irrigation and cold storage were becoming more popular.

In November 2021, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced the results of the fifth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). This resulted in the allocation of 2,583 MW of renewable energy capacity to 25 projects with capacities ranging from 75 to 140 MW. The lowest bid of $0.02279 was submitted for a 124 MW wind facility planned for construction in Hantam, Northern Cape, while the lowest price for solar technology was $0.024 for six 75 MW solar parks planned for construction in Tokologo, an administrative area in the Lejweleputswa District of the Free State region.