The renewable energy sector has the potential to unlock other sectors in the Northern Cape, such as manufacturing and construction.
The South African wine grape harvest 2019 has hit a record low, largely due to the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season. Winemakers are, however, positive about the quality of this year’s vintage.
The wind and solar parks now spreading over the vast spaces of the Northern Cape indicate that renewable energy has well and truly arrived.
The business case and feasibility studies have been completed for the project and many opportunities have been identified within the sector.
The main focus for the investor will be the construction of a solar farm. However, there are potential for other opportunities such as the manufacture of solar panels and a silicon smelter.
A huge zinc project near Pofadder could lead to the Northern Cape acquiring a smelter and a refinery.
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Several locations within the Northern Cape are being developed to be catalysts for investment into the province.
Lesedi is excited about the prospects of executing small scale biomass and waste to energy projects on the African continent and to date we have progressed significantly in South Africa.
Thobela Dikeni, CEO of the Upington SEZ, explains how climate and location enhance the value proposition.