Together, SA's renewable energy projects contribute 3,773 MW, compared to the 43,485MW currently delivered by fossil fuels. This is according to information released by the the Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme to Parliament in March.
The existing investment in South Africa's sustainable energy projects totals R142 billion, almost five times what SA paid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
And government this week signed contracts worth an additional R56bn, expected to add 2,300 MW of electricity to the national grid over the next five years, with 27 independent renewable energy power producers.
The average time for construction to completion of renewable energy projects is 1.9 years.