Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Google invests in Africa’s biggest wind power project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya is expected to generate 1,400 gigawatt-hours of power per year, or 15 percent of the country’s electricity consumption. New project will include 365 wind turbines spread along the shore of Lake Turkana.
Vestas, a global wind energy company, will be in charge of installing the turbines and Google will buy the stake in the project. The project will be one of the most efficient wind farms in the world, operating with a capacity factor of 60 percent, whereas many other wind farms have a capacity factor of less than 35 percent. Read more at http://www.washingtonpost.com/