Possible South African wind energy industry

1st April 2009

10 000 gigawatt hours of power from renewable sources by 2013 is the target set by the South African government for the country. Wind energy is expected to make up a large part of that target, not only providing power, but creating jobs and downstream industry capabilities.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, has indicated an interest in the up and coming South African market.

South Africa has much to learn from countries such as Denmark, which has an installed capacity of 3 200 megawatts of wind power, and has created a secure industry, employing some 22 000 people.