Wind Energy – South Africa leaves neighbours behind



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Business Times Africa

While parts of sub-Saharan Africa are providing piecemeal opportunities to international wind developers, South Africa entered a league of its own in 2014 as a fully-fledged wind market.

It reached 575MW commissioned by end-2014, against just 10MW online a year earlier, according to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). The rest of the sub-Sahara region has 324MW online combined, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).