Wind energy is fast emerging as one of the most feasible forms of alternate energy, and several major wind farm projects are already operational or currently under construction around in South Africa. Setting up wind farms in South Africa will also attract foreign investment into the country, and on a local scale, communities will benefit through socio-economic development.
For many South Africans, simply having an alternate energy provider is a good enough reason to pursue wind energy projects! But this form of energy generation presents several other significant advantages to both communities and the South African public at large:
- Wind energy projects create jobs: With each new project, both skilled and unskilled workers are required.
- Wind energy is clean: It reduces the environmental impact of energy production, and will help South Africa to minimise its carbon footprint.
- Wind energy will help to reduce the price of non-renewable commodities; it will always be free, and it will never run out.
Wind Farms in South Africa
- Full list of Wind Farms in South Africa
- Wind Farms in the Eastern Cape
- Wind Farms in the Northern Cape
- Wind Farms in the Western Cape
Setting up a wind farm in South Africa is subject to fairly tight regulations and stiff competition, and at present, much support is being given to preferred companies of the Independent Power Producers programme.