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Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges.

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


Asan Vernyuy Wirba

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Salman Ahmad

Razman Mat Tahar

Ruzairi Abdul Rahim

Abu Bakar Munir

Md Ershadul Karim


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.


WIRBA, A.V., MAS'UD, A.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., AHMAD, S., TAHAR, R.M., RAHIM, R.A., MUNIR, A.B. and KARIM, M.E. 2015. Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: prospects and challenges. Renewable energy [online], 76, pages 560-565. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 24, 2014
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2014
Publication Date Apr 30, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 19, 2016
Journal Renewable energy
Print ISSN 0960-1481
Electronic ISSN 1879-0682
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 76
Pages 560-565
Keywords Energy; Renewable energy; Cameroon
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