Gallery: Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya ...

 

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support from the Kenyan government. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project, once finished, will consist of 360 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kilowatts that will generate a total of 300 megawatts of electricity. The letter of support from Kenyan officials gives the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project government backing in the sale of their energy and will help them seal the deal on their final round of financing, putting the last wheels in motion for bringing this project online.

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  1. MRFy April 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Interesting. The article does not mention what impact, if any, this will have on Kenya’s famous wildlife, however, and its related tourism industry. A follow-up article related to those points would be appreciated. Thank you.

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