Sustainable Energy Potential in Sudan

Tarig Mubark Saeed

Abstract


Sudan is in the midst of energy transition after it lost its oil-rich south in a referendum in 2011. The country also intends to contribute in combating climate change affects. It is a challenging task for a country like Sudan since its primitive non-environmentally friendly energy practices have and continue to be the country’s largest energy source. The country realized the importance of renewable energies in helping with this transition and set goals. There are many types of Renewable which provide clean environmental-friendly energies. These range from biomass (bioenergy), hydropower, solar, wind energies and more others. With a country like The Sudan that has vast areas of fertile land, abundance of minerals, water, winds and sunshine, many types of these energies become a valid option. This paper reviews all the comprehensive compilation of data related to potential, current status and the challenges on critical parameters for all the important sectors of the Sudanese renewable energy industry.

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