South Africa has launched numerous energy programs over the past few years. With the goal of optimizing the provision of electricity and significantly increasing the share of renewable energies by 2030. The focus here is being placed on wind (onshore) and solar energy. And the programs are already starting to bear fruit. In 2011, South Africa invested a mere 30 million US dollars in this area. By 2012 this figure had already increased to 5 billion dollars.
The ongoing support and promotion of alternative energies in South Africa will also produce attractive business opportunities for Swiss companies. A 75-page market analysis from S-GE provides detailed information on the South African market for renewable energies, highlights where chances are available for Swiss companies, and also explains how this potential can best be exploited.