Wind energy in South Africa
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 15:23 — girbaza
Wind, in South Africa, has been a source of energy for many years but at the same time it is taking as much time and effort to receive the recognition it deserves as anywhere else in the world. The wind resource is comparable to a number of areas in the world where wind is exploited as a grid connected source of electrical energy. Although the environmental impact of conventional sources of energy is not as wide spread as most of the industrial nations some areas should be looked at critically. Wind as a bulk generator of energy is tentatively being looked at with some demonstration projects being planned.
Keywords: South Africa; Wind energy; rural areas; stand alone; grid; water
H. A. van der Linde, Wind energy in South Africa, Renewable Energy, Volume 9, Issues 1-4, World Renewable Energy Congress Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and the Environment, September-December 1996, Pages 880-883, ISSN 0960-1481, DOI: 10.1016/0960-1481(96)88420-5.