SA eyes 7 000MW renewable power by mid-2016
Author: Admire Moyo
South Africa is set to connect 7 000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power to its grid by mid-2016.
This was revealed by energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, presenting her budget speech this week.
Faced with power shortages, SA is gradually moving to complement fossil fuels like coal, championing the use of renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass. Of late, the country has opened several concentrated solar plants as well as wind farms to add to the energy mix.
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