South Africa is the 25th largest state in the world by land area. Wind power in South Africa is at present supplying 960 MW to the power grid and solar energy has a sum of 2,292MW solar photovoltaic capability. The following list is a rundown of the top five wind Farms in South Africa.
1: Sere Wind Farm
Sere Wind Farm is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and is one of the major wind-farms in the country, with a production capacity of 100 MW. The farm was projected to have cost about US$ 201M and was fully operational by 31st March 2015.
2: Gouda Wind Facility
Gouda Wind Farm is located just near the town of Gouda in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The venture also cost about US$ 200M and is one of the biggest wind-farms in South Africa. It is capable of supplying power to 200,000 homes annually or 400 gig watt hours of power.
3: Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm is situated just outside the coastal town of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape Province of the country. The farm has 60 wind turbines on a site of about 3700 ha. The wind farm provides Eskom with 460,000 megawatts per hour of renewable electricity annually.
4: Darling Wind Farm
The Darling Wind Farm was one of the two pioneering wind farms in South Africa, and is situated 43 miles north of Cape Town, between Darling and Yzerfontein on the west coast of the nation. It is a Department of Energy demonstrator site with the 4 turbines built.
5: Coega Wind Farm
The Coega Wind Farm is located in Coega; an Industrial Development Zone of about 110 km of land, located within the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality close to Port Elizabeth. It was the initial commercial wind farm built in South Africa and was established by Electrawinds.