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  • March 2005 South African Environment Department approves Darling wind farm as first Independent Power Producer (IPP) and national demonstration project in South Africa. Located 70 km north of Cape Town 4 wind turbines with 5,2 MW installed power for the first stage will come into operation at the end of 2005. kbb2 founding President Hermann Oelsner succeeded after nearly 8 years of preparation. contact
  • 2005/03/02 First local wind farm gets to the nod
  • 2005/03/02 After four years, green light is given for wind energy farm
2004 2003

In the web


  • Analysis of the Energy Political Framework in South Africa for the Introduction of Wind Energy summary
  • The Clean Development Mechanism – A Chance for Renewable Energies in the South African Energy Sector This paper shows the opportunities that the “Clean Development Mechanism” as part of the “Kyoto Protocol” can offer to the energy sector of a country like South Africa. In the last 15 years the countries experienced significant changes in political, social and environmental matters... summary



Department of Mines and Energy
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  • Green Power. Business Opportunities in South Africa for Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers 2003 (624 kB PDF)
  • Capacity Building in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Baseline Study on Wind Energy in South Africa (266 kB PDF)
National Electricity Regulator South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)



Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala Inc
Gary Moore, BA LLB (Witwatersrand) LLM (London), is an attorney practising in energy, mining, commodities, international trade and corporate services. He drafted the model windpower-purchasing contract, and its accompanying drafter's guide, for the United Nations Development Programme as part of its wind-energy programme for South Africa. Gary is a partner at the law firm Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala Inc (Hofmeyr). Hofmeyr is one of the ten-largest law firms in South Africa, with offices in Sandton, Cape Town and Athlone, and offers a full range of legal services.
contact: South Africa, Tel: (011) 286-1111, Fax: (011) 286-1258

Genesis Eco-Energy
Wind farm development; wind energy development; wind energy strategy

Hermann Oelsner (Managing Director)

P.O. BOX 13 tel +27 (22) 492 3095
Darling 7345 fax +27 (22) 492 3095
South Africa email
Fields of operation
  • Renewable Energy Project Implementation
Online Resources
  • Renewable Energy in the Western Cape PDF (550 kB)
  • Les énergies renouvables au Cap-Ouest PDF (554 kB)
  • Darling Independent Producer (DarlIPP) at Darling Wind Farm (more)
  • Darling Wind Farm visitor, education and training centre
  • Darling SEES (Sustainable Energy and Employment Scheme) poster PDF
Partners IBR Ruethlein (Germany)
Study for a 13 MW wind farm at the West Coast

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Permanent winds leave their traces on the Cape Peninsula

Small wind energy converters supply residential buildings

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