Press Releases

OFFSHORE WIND POTENTIAL MAY BE SA’S ANSWER TO DECARBONISATION

CTICC, 8 October 2021 South Africa was one of many nations that signed an intended nationally determined contribution to commit to reducing carbon emissions, COP21. This pledge requires the country to decrease carbon emissions by over 40% by 2025, and according to the Department of Environmental...

A decade of wind power in South Africa

Chair of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), Mercia Grimbeek today welcomed local and international wind energy industry members and sector stakeholders to the 10th annual international wind industry conference – Windaba 2021, marking a decade of wind power in South Africa.  Read More...

Event celebrates ten-year milestone

The annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition 2021 will take place on October 7 and 8 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre as part of celebrating the wind industry’s being operational in South Africa for ten years, says South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) chairperson Mercia Grimbeek. Read More...

Wind Energy Impacts on Wildlife and the Construction of 14.4 GW

The realities of wind energy on the environment are an important aspect to be unpacked, especially within the South African lexicon. South Africa is considered a nature sanctuary due to its vast bio-diversity, which is home to 10% of the world's plant species and 7% of its reptile, bird and...

Hybrid Energy Systems at Windaba 2021

A hybrid energy system, or hybrid power, usually consists of two or more renewable energy sources used together to provide increased system efficiency as well as greater balance in energy supply. Read More...

Wind Energy development activities

As a developing country, Wind Energy development activities provide several opportunities for local businesses across many economic sectors. Some advantages of wind energy for local businesses include: cost effectiveness, aids in job creation and is a sustainable source of energy.  Read More...