Africa has a “stunning” onshore wind potential of almost of 180,000TW, enough to meet the continent’s growing electricity demand 250-times over, according to new calculations carried out for a report by the World Bank Group.

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The analysis, conducted by UK consultancy Everoze using high-resolution mesoscale models, found that 27 African nations have enough wind potential to each singlehandedly satisfy the entire continent’s electricity demand – estimated