Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges

Asan Vernyuy Wirba, Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud*, Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki, Salman Ahmad, Razman Mat Tahar, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Abu Bakar Munir, Md Ershadul Karim

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This paper aims at discussing the renewable energy potentials in delivering parts of the energy needs in Cameroon. The country has an enormous renewable energy potential. The lack of clear renewable energy policy in the mix is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently by the Cameroonian government policy makers. The absence of commitment and enthusiasm from the government is weakening the sector potentiality to be developed either by private sector investments and also foreign investors. Solar, wind and thermal energy plants are essential to meet the electrification of Cameroon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy
Early online date11 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Cameroon
  • energy
  • renewable energy


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