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South Africa’s technically feasible
RE production of approximately 87 000 GWh corresponds
to about 49 % of the electricity consumption in
2001 (DME, 2004). In 1999 RE accounted for approximately
9 % of the total energy consumption (Energy Futures,
2000). Most of the energy is generated from fuelwood
and dung and not from modern RE technologies.
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used
in telecommunications networks, small-scale remote
stand alone power supplies for domestic use, game
farms and household and community water pumping
schemes. The installed PV capacity is estimated
at 12 MW.