Somalia

Somalia has one of the lowest energy consumptions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Somalia relies on fuel wood and charcoal, and imported petroleum to meet its energy needs and it accounts for 82% of the country’s total energy consumption. It suffers from lack of electricity in rural areas. In urban areas as Mogadishu 60 % of the population is connected to electricity while, in smaller cities only 23 % are connected to electrical services.

Renewable energy presents a way to address the current energy deficiencies and related problems in the country. According the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the country has the highest potential of any African country for onshore wind power.

More than 50% of Somalia has wind speeds greater than 6 meters per second, which are excellent for electric energy production.As for solar energy, Somalia gets on average 2,900 to 3,100 hours per year of sunlight and has one of the highest daily averages of total solar radiation in the world.

Somalia joined RCREEE in 2015.

After successfully holding the forum in 2012 and 2014, The League of Arab States (LAS) in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), The EU-funded project Energy Efficiency in the Construction...
Within the framework of Solar Atlas for the Mediterranean Project, RCREEE participates in the organization of two training courses on solar resources and PV technology. The two courses are organized as a part of RCREEE efforts to contribute in building and strengthening of Arab expertise in fields...
TaqaWay sustainable energy knowledge portal started a new cooperation with Energypedia. This cooperation is to reinforce the accessibility of information related to renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). In addition, it facilitates finding reliable, accurate and updated information on RE...
“Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms - How to make EE bankable?” The league of Arab States in cooperation with RCREEE, GIZ and MED-ENEC organized a round table discussion on “Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms – How to make EE bankable?” in Cairo, Egypt from 6 to 7 December, 2015. In his...
20 October, 2014 – With great pleasure the Board of Trustees of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) welcomes Somalia as RCREEE’s 17 th member state. Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Noor, Advisor to the Somalian Ministry of Energy and Water Resources was appointed as the...
September 06, 2015- Within the framework of Solar Med Atlas project, RCREEE in coordination with RENAC renewable academy, organized a Seminar entitled “Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme on solar energy" in Cairo, Egypt. The course targeted professionals in the field of solar energy in the MENA...
Capacity development in the Arab region needs both technical and financial knowledge to ensure the cost effective planning of future sustainable development projects. In this context, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation...
On the Occasion of the Second Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to: Expert Session: “The Arab World’s Transition to Sustainable...
On 23 April 2015, RCREEE participated in the International Conference “Arab Governance Energy Forum” in Lebanon. Dr. Maged Mahmoud, Head of Projects and Technical Affairs at RCREEE was a keynote speaker in the roundtable discussion: “Renewable Energies towards a Green Future”. Dr. Mahmoud presented...
1. Introduction The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with GIZ, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) are organizing a three-day intensive training course on dynamic investment-...

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