South African solar

South Africa has optimal conditions for solar power.
Total installed capacity

6 326 MW

Percentage of electricity mix

3.88 %

Long-term sustainability target

Net zero by 2050

Currently solar power accounts for just 3.88% of South Africa’s energy supply, with 6.3 GW of installed capacity. The renewable energy program launched in 2011 has accelerated the development of solar and wind power in the country, and there has been particularly rapid uptake since 2021.