Thinus Van As
Thinus is key part of Arup’s renewable energy team and is based in Cape Town. Originally an electrical engineer, Thinus is part of the energy leadership team overseeing South Africa and provides clients with technical support on their energy programmes. Part of his role sees him undertake due diligence, design, project management and detailed technical review projects across the renewable energy industry. Thinus has considerable experience in Solar PV, storage and onshore wind.
The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t always blow at times of peak demand. Given these well-understood limitations, renewables have traditionally been seen as unlikely to compete with gas and nuclear for base-load generation of electricity.