South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Installation (Onshore Wind Farms and Offshore Wind Farms)

Code: BMIRE00027321 | Pages: 91 | Industry: Energy and Power | Date: Apr 2022 | Type: Regional

Market Overview

The Insight Partners have analyzed the market in three different scenarios based on LiDAR application by upcoming wind farms. In the first scenario, we have estimated that all the upcoming wind farm projects will use LiDAR for wind assessment instead of a met mast. In the second scenario, we have estimated that 75% of the new wind farm projects will be utilizing LiDAR. And in the third scenario, we have estimated that ~50% of the new wind farm projects will use LiDAR.

Several governments are investing tremendous amounts in developing wind farm projects, as wind power is emerging as one of the best alternatives to meet future energy demands sustainably. Due to a highly expensive setup, wind projects require effective wind measurement systems to measure the wind speed to optimize the outputs. Wind LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that accurately measures the speed and direction of the wind with the help of low-noise laser lights. The escalating adoption of LiDAR systems for wind resource assessment to achieve the optimum yield out of wind farms and growing investments in exploring wind energy projects are the key factors driving the demand for this technology in South Africa. Increasing investments in new wind projects signify growth potential for the wind power LiDAR market in this country. As per the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) data, South Africa has the greatest amount of wind capacity in the MEA, followed by Egypt and Morocco. The South African government has pledged to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, and the investments in new wind projects support its clean energy goals with a pipeline of more than ~2.4 GW of new wind and solar projects.

The hub height and rotor diameter are the two crucial factors that help determine the cost of energy production. An increase in hub height has led to greater output from turbines under ideal conditions. Thus, increasing the hub height for greater exposure to wind speed is the prominent factor propelling the demand for wind LiDAR systems. The South African government has adopted initiatives to include renewable energy technology in the energy mix and direct the procurement and development of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Wind energy and solar energy are the most dominating renewable energy types in South Africa. The South African government is consistently working on the allocation of 1,600 MW for wind technology annually from 2022 to 2030, totaling 14,400 MW. Thus, the booming wind projects in South Africa hold a potential market for wind power LiDAR systems.

Market Opportunity

The growing initiatives for creating new wind projects hold potential growth opportunities for the wind power LiDAR market players. For instance, as per the Minister of Mineral Resources, the chosen 25 bidders accounted for 2.583 GW of capacity, divided into 1.608 GW of onshore wind and 975 MW of solar PV in November 2021. These allocated bidders are expected to start generating electricity from April 2024. Moreover, two huge wind projects, namely Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm, were connected to the country's national grid in August 2020 under its fourth window of Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement Programs. As per the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) data, South Africa has the greatest amount of wind capacity in the MEA, followed by Egypt and Morocco. However, the country is heavily reliant on coal to produce energy, making it one of the top emitters of CO2 worldwide. The South African government has pledged to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In November 2021, the country received an investment worth US$ 578.20 million from five of the G20 members intending to cut its GHG emissions and facilitate the transition away from coal-centric power generation. Moreover, in March 2022, a Norwegian investment fund and the UK development finance institution committed investments worth US$ 1.87 billion and 1.24 billion, respectively. Such investments by stakeholders from other countries also support the clean energy goals of South Africa, as they will help create the pipeline of over ~2.4 GW of new wind and solar projects. Thus, such supportive initiatives from the government for creating new wind projects hold potential opportunities for the growth of the wind power LiDAR market.

 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the global economy in 2020. The global crisis hampered business activities in the energy & power industry significantly. Growing investments in the renewable energy sector of South Africa make this country one of the key markets for the future growth of the wind power LiDAR market. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, the wind power LiDAR market in South Africa was experiencing substantial growth due to the rising demand for clean energy sources, with increasing favorable initiatives and supportive regulatory policies and regulations by governments. Before 2020, significant investment initiatives supported the development of onshore and offshore wind farm projects. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Western Cape, and Durban are the prominent cities in South Africa that held significant potential for wind farms. As per the data published by the South African Wind Energy Association, in 2020, the operational wind projects have resulted in a reduction in CO2 emissions by 53% of the total 12.1 metric tons of annual P50 projection by wind Independent Power Producers. However, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic led to decreased investments in wind farms, thereby limiting their installations, which hampered the South Africa wind power LiDAR market proliferation.

During the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis restricted all business deals, collaborations, and partnerships. However, with ease in restrictions and reopening of business units, discontinued projects were resumed. From the second half of 2020, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Power Producers began investing in the development of advanced LiDAR systems, leveraging the demand for a clean source of renewable energy. The pandemic has forced businesses to restructure their business models, focusing on strategies to strengthen their market shares. Therefore, although the South Africa wind power LiDAR market plummeted initially due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related social restrictions, it has made a strong recovery since 2021.

Government initiatives supporting the revival of businesses and rising investments by several governments are likely to drive the South Africa wind power LiDAR market's growth after the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic stimulus packages prepared by South Africa mention companies/institutions in the energy sector, especially the renewable energies sector. The South African government took several measures to bolster its economy through stimulus packages. For instance, in June 2020, a US$ 34.46 billion economic response package was granted by the South African government. Moreover, the construction projects of new energy facilities in the renewable energy sector were delayed or discontinued indefinitely in 2020. Implementing lockdowns in South Africa was challenging because a huge portion of the population is engaged in informal sector activities for their livelihoods, has inadequate water and electricity infrastructures, and has higher risks of economic recession. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the country's economic stability, which led to the delay and suspension of ongoing wind farm projects. Thus, the recovery of various enterprises from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging, which restricted the growth prospects of the wind power LiDAR market in South Africa.

As per the study conducted by the South African Wind Energy Association, the government of South Africa is estimated to invest in new wind farms, especially in offshore wind projects, which is expected to boost the demand for wind power LiDAR from 2022. Further, in November 2021, the South African government allocated 12 onshore wind farms to the preferred bidder with a combined capacity of just over ~1.6GW.

Key Market Segments

Installation-Based South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market Insights

South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market – Scenario 1: Using 100% LiDAR

Based on installation, the South Africa wind power LiDAR market is segmented into onshore wind farms and offshore wind farms. In 2021, the onshore wind farms segment led the wind power LiDAR market, accounting for the largest share in the market.

 

South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market – Scenario 2: Using 75% LiDAR

Based on installation, the South Africa wind power LiDAR market is segmented into onshore wind farms and offshore wind farms. In 2021, the onshore wind farms segment led the wind power LiDAR market, accounting for the largest share in the market.

 

South Africa Wind Power LiDAR Market – Scenario 3: Using 50% LiDAR

Based on installation, the South Africa wind power LiDAR market is bifurcated into onshore wind farms and offshore wind farms. In 2021, the onshore wind farms segment led the wind power LiDAR market, accounting for the largest share in the market.

Major Sources and Companies Listed

  • A few major primary and secondary sources referred to while preparing the report on the South Africa wind power LiDAR market are company websites, annual reports, financial reports, national government documents, and statistical databases. Major companies listed in the market report are Vaisala, NRG Systems, Fugro, John Wood Group PLC, HALO Photonics, Windar Photonics A/S, ZX Lidars, Everise Technology Ltd., Meatech Solutions LLP, and Velodyne.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 The Insight Partners Research Report Guidance
1.3 Market Segmentation
2. Key Takeaways
3. Research Methodology
3.1 Coverage
3.2 Secondary Research
3.3 Primary Research
4. Wind Power LiDAR Market Landscape
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 PEST Analysis
4.2.1 South Africa
4.3 Ecosystem Analysis
4.4 Expert Opinion
5. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Key Market Dynamics
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing Adoption of LiDAR Systems for Wind Resource Assessment
5.1.2 Growing Investments in Deploying New Wind Farms
5.2 Key Market Restraints
5.2.1 Slow-Paced Development of Wind Energy Projects
5.3 Key Market Opportunities
5.3.1 Government Initiatives for Erecting New Wind Projects
5.4 Trends
5.4.1 Surge in Hub Height for Greater Exposure to Wind Speed
5.5 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
6. Wind Power LiDAR Market - South Africa Analysis
6.1 Wind Power LiDAR Market - Scenario 1: Using 100 % LiDAR
6.2 Wind Power LiDAR Market - Scenario 2: Using 75 % LiDAR
6.3 Wind Power LiDAR Market - Scenario 3: Using 50 % LiDAR
6.4 Market Positioning - Five Key Players
7. Wind Power LiDAR Market Analysis - by Installation
7.1 Overview
7.2 Onshore Wind Farms
7.2.1 Overview
7.3 Offshore wind farms
7.3.1 Overview
7.4 Scenario 1: Using 100 % LiDAR
7.4.1 Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
7.5 Scenario 2: Using 75 % LiDAR
7.5.1 Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
7.6 Scenario 3: Using 50 % LiDAR
7.6.1 Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
8. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Wind Power LiDAR Market
8.1 Overview
9. Industry Landscape
9.1 Overview
9.2 Market Initiative
9.3 Merger and Acquisition
9.4 New Development
10. Company Profiles
10.1 Vaisala
10.1.1 Key Facts
10.1.2 Business Description
10.1.3 Products and Services
10.1.4 Financial Overview
10.1.5 SWOT Analysis
10.1.6 Key Developments
10.2 NRG Systems
10.2.1 Key Facts
10.2.2 Business Description
10.2.3 Products and Services
10.2.4 Financial Overview
10.2.5 SWOT Analysis
10.2.6 Key Developments
10.3 Fugro
10.3.1 Key Facts
10.3.2 Business Description
10.3.3 Products and Services
10.3.4 Financial Overview
10.3.5 SWOT Analysis
10.3.6 Key Developments
10.4 John Wood Group PLC
10.4.1 Key Facts
10.4.2 Business Description
10.4.3 Products and Services
10.4.4 Financial Overview
10.4.5 SWOT Analysis
10.4.6 Key Developments
10.5 HALO Photonics
10.5.1 Key Facts
10.5.2 Business Description
10.5.3 Products and Services
10.5.4 Financial Overview
10.5.5 SWOT Analysis
10.5.6 Key Developments
10.6 Windar Photonics A/S
10.6.1 Key Facts
10.6.2 Business Description
10.6.3 Products and Services
10.6.4 Financial Overview
10.6.5 SWOT Analysis
10.6.6 Key Developments
10.7 ZX Lidars
10.7.1 Key Facts
10.7.2 Business Description
10.7.3 Products and Services
10.7.4 Financial Overview
10.7.5 SWOT Analysis
10.7.6 Key Developments
10.8 Everise Technology Ltd.
10.8.1 Key Facts
10.8.2 Business Description
10.8.3 Products and Services
10.8.4 Financial Overview
10.8.5 SWOT Analysis
10.8.6 Key Developments
10.9 Meatech Solutions LLP
10.9.1 Key Facts
10.9.2 Business Description
10.9.3 Products and Services
10.9.4 Financial Overview
10.9.5 SWOT Analysis
10.9.6 Key Developments
10.10 Velodyne
10.10.1 Key Facts
10.10.2 Business Description
10.10.3 Products and Services
10.10.4 Financial Overview
10.10.5 SWOT Analysis
10.10.6 Key Developments
10.11 Geo-Net South Africa PTY Ltd
10.11.1 Key Facts
10.11.2 Business Description
10.11.3 Products and Services
10.11.4 Financial Overview
10.11.5 SWOT Analysis
10.11.6 Key Developments
10.12 GeoWIND
10.12.1 Key Facts
10.12.2 Business Description
10.12.3 Products and Services
10.12.4 Financial Overview
10.12.5 SWOT Analysis
10.12.6 Key Developments
11. Appendix
11.1 About The Insight Partners
11.2 Word Index


LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 2. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Volume and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 3. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 4. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Volume and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 5. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 6. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Volume and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 7. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 8. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 9. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 10. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 11. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Table 12. Wind Power LiDAR Market - by Installation, Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (Units)
Table 13. List of Abbreviation




LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Wind Power LiDAR Market Segmentation
Figure 2. South Africa Wind power LiDAR Market Overview
Figure 3. South Africa - PEST Analysis
Figure 4. Expert Opinion
Figure 5. Wind power LiDAR Market: Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
Figure 6. Wind power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Figure 7. Wind Power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Figure 8. Wind power LiDAR Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2030 (US$ Million)
Figure 9. Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
Figure 10. Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
Figure 11. Onshore Wind Farms Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)

List of key Players
- Vaisala
- NRG Systems
- Fugro
- John Wood Group PLC
- HALO Photonics
- Windar Photonics A/S
- ZX Lidars
- Everise Technology Ltd.
- Meatech Solutions LLP
- Velodyne
- Geo-Net South Africa PTY Ltd
- GeoWIND

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