South Africa Renewable Energy 1990-2022

Renewable electricity is the share of electrity generated by renewable power plants in total electricity generated by all types of plants.
  • South Africa renewable energy for 2015 was 2.26%, a 0.96% increase from 2014.
  • South Africa renewable energy for 2014 was 1.29%, a 0.68% increase from 2013.
  • South Africa renewable energy for 2013 was 0.61%, a 0.01% increase from 2012.
  • South Africa renewable energy for 2012 was 0.60%, a 0.32% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Renewables
Albania 100.00%
Paraguay 100.00%
Costa Rica 99.00%
Namibia 97.79%
Brazil 73.97%
Colombia 68.24%
Venezuela 63.70%
Guatemala 60.39%
Suriname 60.05%
Equatorial Guinea 57.83%
Ecuador 52.80%
Peru 52.73%
Montenegro 49.65%
Belize 45.24%
Fiji 45.02%
Gabon 43.74%
Romania 39.75%
North Macedonia 35.94%
Bosnia 35.52%
Turkey 31.96%
Samoa 30.35%
Armenia 28.34%
Tuvalu 28.17%
Serbia 26.91%
China 23.93%
Mauritius 22.72%
Bulgaria 17.99%
Dominica 16.18%
Russia 15.86%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 15.66%
Mexico 15.39%
Dominican Republic 11.63%
Jamaica 10.26%
Malaysia 9.96%
Kazakhstan 8.87%
Thailand 8.54%
Azerbaijan 7.04%
Tonga 5.91%
Iran 5.10%
Cuba 3.95%
Iraq 3.73%
Lebanon 2.60%
South Africa 2.26%
Maldives 1.28%
Jordan 0.97%
American Samoa 0.89%
Belarus 0.82%
Nauru 0.40%
Algeria 0.32%
Marshall Islands 0.23%
Botswana 0.03%
Turkmenistan 0.00%
Guyana 0.00%
St. Lucia 0.00%
Libya 0.00%
Grenada 0.00%
South Africa Renewable Energy - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Renewables Annual Change
2015 2.26% 0.96%
2014 1.29% 0.68%
2013 0.61% 0.01%
2012 0.60% -0.32%
2011 0.92% -0.03%
2010 0.95% 0.25%
2009 0.69% 0.11%
2008 0.59% 0.14%
2007 0.44% -0.82%
2006 1.27% 0.60%
2005 0.67% 0.16%
2004 0.51% 0.09%
2003 0.42% -0.79%
2002 1.21% 0.11%
2001 1.10% 0.42%
2000 0.68% 0.22%
1999 0.46% -0.44%
1998 0.90% -0.18%
1997 1.08% 0.39%
1996 0.69% 0.41%
1995 0.29% -0.31%
1994 0.60% 0.51%
1993 0.08% -0.37%
1992 0.45% -0.74%
1991 1.19% 0.58%
1990 0.61% 0.58%