Mainstream South Africa is a leading developer of wind and solar projects. We are actively developing over 5,000MW of projects in the Eastern, Northern and Western Capes as well as The Free State and employ a local team working from offices located in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In December 2011, Mainstream SA was awarded preferred bidder status by the Department of Energy in South Africa to deliver 238MW of renewable energy into commercial operation by 2014. The award was made under the first round of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Procurement Programme. Our three projects, Jeffreys Bay wind farm (100MW), De Aar solar park (50MW) and Droogfontein solar park (50MW) are all currently under construction.
Our core business is to develop and build superior quality onshore wind and solar plant and then sell the plant to its natural owners such as utilities, mines, energy intensive corporations, and pension funds. Right from the start, we work with communities throughout all our projects in supporting local initiatives. Visit our corporate social responsibility page here to view examples of our work with communities in SA.
Formed in 2009, Mainstream South Africa is a joint venture between two renewable energy developers; global player Mainstream Renewable Power and local South African developer Genesis Eco-Energy. The unique partnership combines Mainstream’s core global strengths in areas such as finance, engineering and procurement with the local knowledge, development skills and relationships of Genesis Eco-Energy.
Mainstream South Africa has set up a consortium of local South African companies to deliver the highest quality wind and solar plant to the market and to create long-term sustainable value for South Africa. The consortium, which includes Siemens Energy Southern Africa, Absa Capital and Thebe Investment Corporation has the potential to establish South Africa as the renewable energy hub for Africa.
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