29 Oct '11, 6pm

A $15 Billion Wind Power Project For Lesotho | Care2 Causes

A $15 Billion Wind Power Project For Lesotho | Care2 Causes

Lesotho is a fascinating country. It’s entirely engulfed by South Africa (see map ). It’s perched on top of, and entirely surrounded by, the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, which is why it’s often referred to as the ‘Mountain Kingdom.’ It’s the country with the highest lowest point (think about that one for a second) and it has the world’s highest lightning strike rate. And, as it turns out, it is also very windy, which is an attribute that will be exploited by the development of the Lesotho Highlands Power Project (LHPP), Africa’s largest proposed renewable energy project to date. The LHPP is a joint venture between the government of Lesotho and Harrison & White Investments, a South African company with a Chinese technology partner in Minyang Wind Power. On completion, the project is expected to provide as much as 6,000 megawatts of installed wind power integrated with so...

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