South Africa’s renewable energy projects


Globally, the renewable energy revolution is gaining momentum, and renewable resource-rich South Africa is striving to keep up. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) recently reported that a tipping point has been reached and the world is now adding more renewable power capacity each year than new coal, natural gas, and oil capacity combined.

In April 2015, the South African government announced the successful projects in the fourth round of the renewable energy independent power producers programme (REIPPP), bringing the total number of projects approved to 79. The 41 projects already online are making a valuable contribution during the current power crisis South Africa is facing, and the renewable energy rollout is gathering pace in the country. We highlight the 79 projects from the first four rounds of the REIPPP.