Renewables Indaba

Renewables Indaba

5 March 2025

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Official Side Event
Event Overview

Harnessing Africa's Energy Potential: Join the Renewables Indaba 2025

The Renewables Indaba, part of the esteemed Africa Energy Indaba, unites the private sector, bringing commercial buyers and sellers of solar and wind energy under one roof. The continent holds abundant resources in wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal energy, with falling costs making renewables increasingly accessible.

The Renewables Indaba invites manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, investors, developers, and operators from around the world to attend. This event expands the Africa Energy Indaba footprint, leveraging the strong renewables base to give added impetus to Africa’s solar and wind opportunities.

The event, in collaboration with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and SolarPower Europe, focuses on key topics in the African renewables revolution. It aims to bring together project developers, financiers, and decision-makers to unpack opportunities and delve into the hottest renewables markets across the continent. With a spotlight on green hydrogen, renewables value chains, financing strategies, grid upgrades, and decentralized renewable energy, the Renewables Indaba offers a unique platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and exploring. As part of the Africa Energy Indaba week, it benefits from the established IPP & PPA Conference, attracting various industry stakeholders.

Join us at the Renewables Indaba to explore the vast potential of renewable energy in Africa.


According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), if all African energy-related development goals are achieved on time, the continent could be generating 80% of its power needs from solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal. The IEA Sustainable Africa Scenario further predicts that Africa’s electricity demand could increase 75% by 2030 with renewables, mainly solar photovoltaic, accounting for most new capacity additions aimed at meeting it.

  • Africa has the world’s greatest solar energy potential
  • Investment is needed to harness this solar energy potential in Africa
  • Africa is one of the regions most at risk from climate change, although it only emits 4% of greenhouse gases emissions globally

Africa owns 40% of the globe’s potential for solar power yet it only inhabits 1.48% of the total global capacity for electricity generation of solar energy.

*(IRENA “Renewable Capacity Statistics”, 2021)

Africa’s wind energy potential is enough to power the continent’s current demand 250 times over yet only 0.01% of this vast potential has been developed.

*(IFC Africa Wind Potential Study,2020).

Themes to be discussed

The Forum agenda will explore the broader renewable energy, wind and solar solution potential in Africa. Focused sessions on wind power development, utility solar, rooftop solar, off-grid, mini-grid and energy storage opportunities and solutions will be featured. Renowned African and international expert speakers will share their insights and knowledge around the business opportunities available for the benefit of the Continent. Topics include:

Green Hydrogen

Uncover the potential and opportunities in the green hydrogen sector within the African renewables landscape.

Renewables Value Chains and Manufacturing

Explore the complete value chains and manufacturing opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Mobilizing Finance

Delve into strategies for mobilizing financial resources to support renewable energy projects.

Upgrading African Electricity Grids

Discuss the challenges and solutions associated with upgrading electricity grids across Africa for better renewable energy integration.

Decentralized Renewable Energy

Explore the growing potential and solutions in decentralized renewable energy for diverse applications.

Africa Gas Forum Partners

In Partnership with


GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.

Our members are also all of the national wind industry trade associations, from both established and emerging markets, including the world largest markets of the United States, all the European markets, India and China.

GWEC works at the highest international political level to create a better policy environment for wind power. GWEC and its members are active all over the world, educating local and national governments and international agencies about the benefits of wind power.

Working with the UNFCCC, REN21, the IEA, international financial institutions, the IPCC and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), GWEC represents the global wind industry to show how far we’ve come, but also to advocate new policies to help wind power reach its full potential in as wide a variety of markets as possible.

We are funded by membership fees from our company and association members.

SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe is the voice of the solar industry in Europe and the award-winning link between policymakers and the solar PV value chain. As the member-led association for the European solar PV sector, we represent over 300 organisations. Collaborating with our members, our mission is to create enabling regulatory environments and enhance business opportunities for solar in Europe and beyond. Our policy experts lead workstreams that bring solar organisations together to better understand and influence priority issues and legislation that impact solar development. SolarPower Europe participates in international projects and has partnership agreements with over 40 organisations and associations worldwide.

Supported by GET.invest


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Renewables Indaba

5 March 2025

R5,950 (excl VAT)