An economic evaluation of a wind power electricity generating farm in South Africa

Menzies, Greig Hamilton (2011-12)

Thesis (MComm (Economics)--Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2011.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Renewable energy technology has received much attention over recent years. The depletion of known fossil fuel reserves and the volatility of international fuel prices require that society looks beyond the current coal-dominated electricity generation methods. Wind energy is an internationally well-established technology with large markets in major countries around the world, such as the USA and Germany. South Africa has the potential to generate large amounts of electricity from the wind because of the strength of the country’s wind resource. The long coast line and open areas are ideal for the exploitation of wind energy.

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