Google to invest in 310MW African wind farm

Google will invest in a wind farm with a capacity of 310MW in Africa. It will buy 12.5% of Vestas’ stake in the project located, which is in Kenya. The […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Google will invest in a wind farm with a capacity of 310MW in Africa.

It will buy 12.5% of Vestas’ stake in the project located, which is in Kenya.

The Lake Turkana wind park is expected to generate more than 1,400GWh of electricity per year.

According to Vestas, it will provide around 15% of the country’s electricity needs.

John Woolard, Vice President, Energy at Google said: “We are making a commitment to invest in Lake Turkana because it makes financial sense but also because it has the potential to have a massive impact on Kenya’s grid, helping to spur the deployment of renewable energy in one of the world’s fastest-growing countries.”