International wind farm developers keen to invest in South Africa will now be able to make use of a large-scale wind map to identify areas for wind exploration.
This came to light after the country’s Department of Energy (DoE) recently launched the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) high-resolution wind resource map which covers all nine provinces of South Africa.
WASA is one of the projects of the South African Wind Energy Project (SAWEP), with the DoE as the executing partner. SAWEP is funded by the Global Environment Facility through the United Nations Development Programme country office providing support. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), a state-funded energy research company reporting to the DoE, manages the SAWEP project.