Retail options limited – SA’s renewable energy projects

FM 14 June 2012.

SA could have an inflow of R100bn worth of renewable energy projects between 2012 and 2016.
So far projects worth R74bn have been accepted by the department of energy after the first two of five bid rounds for the country’s renewable energy programme.

For now, investors wanting exposure to this growing market have to invest in one of the SA institutions that have jumped into the space by providing financing for these projects, such as Standard Bank and Nedbank. This is a new market for SA, so it will have to rely on foreign technology and expertise to develop and implement the projects…