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Feb 29, 2016
South Africa's new budget plans failed to calm the volatility in currency trading which has increased the challenges for foreign renewable investors. A deep pool of domestic lenders should support wind capacity expansion while the government steers the country towards faster growth.
Feb 14, 2016
Power utility Eskom plans to use recently-acquired funding to strengthen its grid and new wind speed maps could highlight new opportunities.
Jan 31, 2016
The emergence of a blade manufacturing base in South Africa's expanding wind power industry could see local content levels far exceed 50% in upcoming project bids, Johan van den Berg, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, said.
Apr 2, 2015
As the original wind farms awarded under Rounds 1 and 2 of the REIPPP are starting to come online, Round 4 is beginning to see reduced financial risk. We check in with two individuals involved in both rounds.
Mar 31, 2015
Members from the Department of Trade and Industry, department of energy and the Independent Power Producer programme will be attending and presenting at the 2nd year of Wind Energy Summit Cape Town.
Mar 24, 2015
South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a...
Mar 4, 2015
Arup and Monsson Group have signed up to become executive partners at Wind Energy Summit Cape Town 2015. The agreements amount to a combined effort to promote and expand the wind energy industry in South Africa in light of recent development to the REIPP...
Feb 7, 2015
Despite a recent setback for one offshore wind project, it would seem another has managed to dot its i’s and cross its t’s when it comes to bagging finance and marine industry experience.
Jan 29, 2015
2015’s official Wind Energy Forecast for the South African market was released today detailing the key market trends in 2015 for wind energy in the country. Leading experts from Vestas, Siemens, Barclays, and Green Cape discussed key questions facing...
Jan 20, 2015
Cape Wind officials aren’t saying much in the aftermath of losing two crucial power purchase agreements with utilities early this month. But others have plenty to say and this serious bump in the road is not the end for US offshore wind promise.
Jan 19, 2015
Wind projects with a socio-economic slant need not be charity cases. More examples of wind power projects in emerging markets and remote areas are showing the wider economic benefits of this natural resource from Africa to Chile. We learn which companies...
Dec 29, 2014
The US Department of the Interior has appointed Abigail Ross Hopper as director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development of conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the Outer Continental...
Dec 16, 2014
Transmission company National Grid and Anbaric, headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, have chosen to come together as Green Line Infrastructure Alliance.
Dec 16, 2014
The Met Office and WindSim have formed a partnership to work on more accurate wind resource assessments and wind power forecasts to meet demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis.