Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wind Power for Kenya

The Kenyan firm, Lake Turkana Wind Power has announced that they are poised to provide 300 MW of clean power to Kenya's national electricity grid by taking advantage of a unique wind resource in Northwest Kenya near Lake Turkana. Using the latest wind turbine technology LTWP can provide reliable and continuous clean power to satisfy up to 30% of Kenya's current total installed power. The African Development Bank plans to finance 30% of the project with the rest of the financing coming primarily from the government.

This an example of a possibility for African countries will be able to grow as clean-energy nations and bypass fossil fuels as a primary source of energy.

Read more from the Environmental News Network.

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