Country Reports


South Africa has an attractive wave and ocean current energy resource that can be exploited for electricity generation. South Africa has established expertise and facilities to conduct research but the level of funding and activity for ocean energy remain small.

R&D has been mainly conducted by Stellenbosch University, namely on design, numerical modelling and tank testing of wave energy devices, at University of Cape Town on environmental and regulatory requirements and at University of the Witwatersrand related with the linear synchronous generator.