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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Google in Africa

Google Invests in Africa's Largest Wind Power Farm

Jon Fingas | October 20, 2015

Google's big bet on clean energy isn't just limited to the US or Europe -- far from it. The search firm just promised to invest in Africa's largest wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya, by buying turbine maker Vestas' 12.5 percent stake when the farm is complete. Lake Turkana should generate 310MW of energy when all is said and done, or as much as 15 percent of Kenya's current output. That could not only help the country transition to green energy sources, but give it the kind of reliable electricity that's tough to find in the region.


<more at; related links: (Vestas unveils massive 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine (video). March 31, 2011) and (Google Pumps Funds into Africa's Biggest Wind Power Projet. October 20, 2015)>

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