Mainstream South Africa is a leading developer of wind and solar projects employing over 50 people in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.
- October 2013 – Awarded ‘Preferred bidder’ status by the Dept. of Energy in SA to deliver 360MW in Round 3 of their Renewable Energy Procurement Programme due to begin construction next year.
- December 2011 – Awarded ‘Preferred bidder’ status by the Dept. of Energy in SA to deliver 238MW into commercial operation by 2014.
- Over 5GW in development in the Eastern, Northern and Western Capes aswell as The Free State.
- Jeffreys Bay wind farm (138MW), 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.
Click here to view our projects in South Africa.