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Community will benefit from wind farm

Just Energy and InnoWind - with small-holder land owners and farmers - are building a wind farm using a unique business model that re-invests a substantial portion of the revenues earned from developing the project back into equity for the local community to own.

Irish group lands South Africa wind farm

Two wind farms, with a generating capacity of 250 megawatts and representing an investment of R5.9-billion, will be built by the Irish company, Mainstream Renewable Power. The wind farms are in the Nama Khoi municipality in Northern Cape and in the Cape Winelands district.

Eskom’s Sere wind farm is up and running

Sere adds 100MW to the grid and will save nearly six million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its 20-year lifespan. Each year, it will supply enough energy to power about 124 000 homes. Next on Eskom's renewables agenda is a concentrated solar power plant.

Cape Town is the greenest city in Africa

As the people flock to cities, infrastructure to accommodate the mushrooming urban populations is strained and environmental pressure grows apace. Cape Town has taken heed and is planning for a greener, more sustainable future. One measure is its increasing use of renewable energy sources.

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

Suzlon’s SA wind project powers ahead

Construction on what will be the continent's biggest wind farm, the Cookhouse wind farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, is under way, with the first batch of giant turbines having arrived at the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth.

Eskom gets $365m clean energy loan

South African state company Eskom has secured a $365-million loan from the African Development Bank to fund construction of a concentrated solar power plant at Upington in the Northern Cape and a wind farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape.

Suzlon to power Cookhouse wind farm

India's Suzlon Energy has signed a deal with African Clean Energy Developments for the supply and construction of up to 200 wind turbines for the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility in the Eastern Cape, for an undisclosed sum.

Green light for SA’s wind farm

The City of Cape Town has signed a 20-year agreement to buy "clean" electricity from Darling Wind Farm, paving the way for an innovative partnership between local and foreign investors, the government and the community of Darling to get SA's first commercial wind farm up and running.