The beginning of the end for hydropower in Africa?

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Hydropower, traditionally one of Africa's most important sources of electricity, is expected to rapidly lose out in importance in favour of solar power in the coming years. The attractiveness of new hydropower stations is declining, due to increasing economic competition from solar panels and ongoing uncertainty over the effects of climate change on river flows. The majority of planned news dams in Africa should therefore probably never be built, according to a new study published in Science in which VUB professors Sebastian Sterl and Wim Thiery took part.
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