Wind energy in South Africa is set to contribute more than R7-billion to communities and socioeconomic development over the next 20 years.
Danish companies are keen to set up a green hub on renewable energy in South Africa, with an eye on developing markets in Southern Africa, Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Morgens Jensen has told Engineering News Online.
Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530% to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19% of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
It said installed wind energy capacity totalled 318 GW at the end of last year worldwide and provided around 3% of global electricity supply. Capacity is set to grow by another 45 GW to 363 GW this year.