25 Mar '12, 6am

Kenyan Wind Farm, Africa’s Largest, to Produce Lowest Cost Electricity

Kenyan Wind Farm, Africa’s Largest, to Produce Lowest Cost Electricity

Famous in anthropological circles as the site of some of the earliest hominid remains , northern Kenya’s Lake Turkana is set to be the site of Africa’s largest wind farm. Project plans call for a total of 365 wind turbines to be built there, generating enough clean, renewable, grid-connected electrical power to meet more than 20% of the country’s electricity needs that will be sold to national utility Kenya Power for 20 years at 7.52 euro cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) (~9.9 US cents), a rate that, along with Kenya’s geothermal power, is the lowest in the country, according to an AFP news report. “Here you can produce wind power at an interesting cost, without subsidies,” unlike the case in Europe, head of Dutch-led consortium Lake Turkana Wind Power Group Carlo Van Wageningen told AFP . With a maximum rated capacity projected at 300 MW, Lake Turkana Wind Farm will be the l...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/25/kenyan-wind-farm-afri...

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