South Africa touted as new hotspot for wind power installation, says GlobalData
South Africa is the new hotspot for wind installation and has great potential for capacity addition over the next four years. Over 3 Gigawatts (GW) is expected to be installed by 2020, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity up to 5.6 GW, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that until 2012 the wind industry in South Africa was almost non-existent, with just about 10 Megawatts (MW) of cumulative installed capacity, which was installed over 10 years. Since then, installed capacity has swiftly improved, with 30 MW installed in 2013, 606 MW in 2014 and 483 MW in 2015. ….