Solar Energy in Africa in 2020 : four scenarios for the African Development Bank[Scenario] by Arnaud Alias, Yahia Bensouda, Victor Cabanes, Hugues Guinoiseau, Gaëtan Irrmann


The authors were part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC Paris in 2006/2007

Africa is the poorest continent both from an economic and technological standpoint and this is notably caused by a lack of energy infrastructures. We explore here what could happen if the ADB decided today to launch a program to develop the Africa's energy network as a means to develop its economy, using its first energy source: sun. In this article, we present the corresponding scenarios  in the form of four possible speeches at the ADB summit in 2020.

Quote article  Arnaud Alias, Yahia Bensouda, Victor Cabanes, Hugues Guinoiseau, Gaëtan Irrmann, « Solar Energy in Africa in 2020 : four scenarios for the African Development Bank », 26 march 2008, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Scenario]

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