Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
A full study has been conducted in order to determine the feasibility of wind farms situated on the coastal areas of Namibia. At Luderitz the average wind speed is 7.5 m/s while at Walvis Bay it has been found to be slightly above 7.5 m/s.
A 220 kW wind turbine was installed at Walvis Bay in late 2005 and is to date the largest such installation in the country. There are several other stand-alone 1 kW turbines located around the country used for electricity generation and water pumping for farms, totalling in the region of 70 kW.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy state that at the present time no wind energy projects are planned but with a plentiful wind resource available, there are opportunities for investment.