Cheerful news for Wind and Solar Power in South Africa.

More cheerful news came from South Africa, where two developments suggested intensifying interest in renewables. The country has been a slow starter in clean energy – not surprising given its access to coal and the political imperative to boost capacity quickly to prevent power cuts. But last week local mining group Exxaro said it is undertaking pre-feasibility studies for a 100MW wind farm and 200MW solar plant in Western Cape and Limpopo.

Meanwhile UK-based project developer and constructor RES Group said that it had bought a portfolio of wind projects totalling 300MW from a company called South African Green Renewable Energy.

Source…Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) wish these companies well in there endeavours.