South Africa: Windy coastal regions

South Africa Windy coastal regions and power cuts
13 Feb

South Africa: Windy coastal regions

With some extreme weather and wind conditions, South Africa is ideally suited for small wind turbines. Added to this is the unsatisfactory electricity situation throughout the country. The power is switched off several times a day without prior notice – this is known as loadshedding. To prevent such complete blackouts, both companies and private households often resort to diesel generators, which are harmful to the environment and health.

More and more South Africans are aware of this and are taking a more sustainable path, not least due to the new political stance on renewable energies. Our customer, the V&A Waterfront, ordered four LS Double Helix 1.0 small wind turbines from us, which will be installed at the beginning of 2024 in Cape Town’s most popular attraction for locals and tourists alike – the V&A Waterfront.

The installation of our LS Double Helix 1.0 turbines is scheduled for February/March 2024. We are already looking forward to the upcoming installation and to our vertical-axis wind turbines in Savonius design soon generating electricity in an attractive location and turning their meditative laps.

Wind power on the move

Südafrika: Windreiche Küstenregionen und Stromausfälle
In October 2023, we pre-assembled the four turbines in the LuvSide assembly hall in Ottobrunn.
Südafrika: Windreiche Küstenregionen und Stromausfälle
Südafrika: Windreiche Küstenregionen und Stromausfälle
The turbines recently arrived in the port of Cape Town and have since been transported to the V&A Waterfront

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LuvSide has been developing, building and selling small wind turbines since 2014. We are convinced that all people and organizations from windy regions around the world should benefit from our sustainable and autonomous energy supply. This motivates us every day to produce small wind turbines. We are specialists in small wind turbines and offer innovative and reliable solutions for sustainable energy generation – both horizontally and vertically.


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