Developing countries lead investment in solar and wind energy

An interesting trend is emerging where developing countries are taking a clear lead when it comes to attracting investment in solar and wind energy. In fact, this is happening at twice the pace as in developed countries. What is driving this trend?

Expert commentary by Kevin James

Wind energy to benefit communities in South Africa

Wind energy in South Africa is set to contribute more than R7-billion to communities and socioeconomic development over the next 20 years.

“Utility-scale wind energy is already boosting economic development in South Africa,” South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) chairperson Dipolelo Elford told delegates at the WINDaba conference, in Cape Town.

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Wind Power Cost Drops

With the successful bidders for Round 3 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Procurement Program announced, it has emerged that the price of wind energy has dropped dramatically to a simple average of 74 cents per kiloWatt hour, decreasing significantly from the already highly competitive price of the previous round. Joining CNBC Africa for a look at the movement in this sector is Johan Van den Berg, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association.

Weak Grid Hurts IPPs

Johan van den Berg, CEO: SAWEA and James Green, Vice Chairman:

SASSA speak to Leigh Roberts about new obstacles in connecting independent power producers to the national electricity grid.


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The merits of Wind Power in SA

Debate between SAWEA CEO, Johan van den Berg and Andrew Kenny.

RSG interview

SA se behoefte aan nuwe hernubare energie projekte

Johan van den Berg, SAWEA CEO, talks to Moneyweb's Andries van Zyl



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