The custom-built EnergyDRIVE truck, has arrived in Cape Town, completing the first half of its 3-week wind route journey across the country, having taught thousands of learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies. The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has partnered with the Durban University of Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to make this national educational road trip with the EnergyDRIVE possible.
South Africa has excellent coastal wind conditions, so it’s not surprising that the Eastern Cape has the lion’s share of operational wind farms in the country. With twelve power plants scattered across the province from Kouga through to Gibson Bay, these wind farms are contributing 34% of the country’s clean renewable power resources to the National Grid. A further upside to this nascent industry is the economic development that is taking place across the province, directly impacting on beneficiary communities.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
SAWEA and its legal counsel have welcomed clarity on NERSA process, while strongly objecting to Eskom’s lack of engagement.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) will partner with the Durban University of Technology and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and embark on an educational road trip with the EnergyDRIVE. This custom-built truck is designed to teach rural learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies and is expected to engage with over 2 500 rural high school learners located close to wind farms.
Students from South African universities are encouraged to submit an application for sponsorship to attend the South African Wind Energy Association’s WindAc Africa conference.
SAWEA connects leading women in the energy sector with University students and young professionals to promote development, and to address issues of gender and transformation in the Wind sector.
South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has launched a programme to connect leading women in the energy sector with senior students at South African Universities and young professionals currently entering the energy sector.
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