Tsitsikamma wind project to get green energy going in South Africa


THE R1 BILLION Tsitsikamma wind farm project launched yesterday moved South Africa another step closer to increasing its production of cleaner and renewable energy.
By 2013 the wind farm will produce 40 megawatts of electricity, which will be sold to Eskom. It is the first community-owned project of its kind in the country.
The Tsitsikamma community in the Eastern Cape owns the 7 000ha of land that will be used as the site of the wind farm. The community will hold at least a 10 percent share in the project.

The Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) welcomes this type of investment and developments.