wind energy
May 28, 2019

Construction starts at R2.9bn Oyster Bay Wind Farm

Italian company Enel begins construction of its Oyster Bay Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape province.

Feb 18, 2019

Renewables industry challenges Gordhan on contract re-negotiation

The sector is at odds with the minister's move to re-negotiate renewable energy contracts in order to alleviate pressure on Eskom.


Wind industry commits to transformation, indigenisation

A commitment statement drafted by members of the wind energy industry has been adopted at an AGM of the South African Wind Energy Association.

Oct 29, 2018

Wind body questions SA's energy investment choices

The organisation queries the basis for investment choices made in SA's Integrated Resource Plan update of 2018.

Aug 2, 2018

Enel signs R18bn deals to finance SA's wind energy

The Italian multinational energy company has signed financing agreements for five new wind projects worth €1.2 billion.

May 31, 2018

New wind energy projects to fire up W Cape

The Perdekraal East and Excelsior wind plants have been signed off for the national renewable energy programme in the Western Cape.

Jan 29, 2018

'Cheaper' clean energy to connect world's poor

With the declining costs of creating solar power and wind energy, renewable energy prices will soon be "consistently cheaper", say energy experts.

Jan 15, 2018

Renewables tech to compete with fossils on price by 2020

A new cost analysis shows green energy prices will drop significantly in the next two years.

Nov 16, 2017

SA surpasses renewable energy generation tipping points

Besides facing challenges, the wind energy industry gives a sombre yet defiant account of the renewables situation in SA.

Oct 5, 2017

Eskom quells wind farm social media 'misconceptions'

The broken and falling turbine at Klipheuwel Wind Farm is an acceptable method to dispose of a wind turbine structure, says the utility.


Initiative to promote transformation in wind energy sector

A new initiative aims to develop youth who are interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector.


Wind turbine technicians graduate

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre's programme is SA's first formal qualification in the wind sector.

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