Africa and Asia have tremendous solar and wind energy potential. What’s standing in the way?
Renewable projects executed at the utility scale can contribute to powering productive, high-energy livelihoods for millions around the world while fulfilling the promise of a sustainable future.

Problem

Renewable energy is a critical component of any long-term energy development plan, but solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro are all currently under-exploited across many frontier and emerging markets in Africa and Asia.

Relevance

Large-scale wind and solar farms that could generate abundant energy for cities and industrial zones face many of the same barriers of cost, financing, and policy as traditional power plants, plus the added risk of technology and cost advances. While innovation has taken off for small-scale renewables, we also need to find solutions to accelerate utility-scale projects.

Our Approach

The Hub translates the latest data and research about the cost, technology, and policy issues that prevent a scale-up of solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro power — and getting those insights to policymakers who can use them.