Can Southern-African countries afford to ignore renewable energy

The potential for renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa is staggering. Solar, alone, could provide more than 10TW of new capacity and wind 109GW. By tapping into these resources, there would be a 27% reduction in carbon emissions, from 695Mt per year of CO2 to 507Mt per year by 2040, and a reduction in fuel costs due to the reliance on wind and solar instead of oil and gas.