Google invests in Africa's largest wind energy farm
Google’s massive guess on clear power is not simply restricted to the US or Europe — removed from it. The search agency simply promised to take a position in Africa’s largest wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Energy Challenge in Kenya, by shopping for turbine maker Vestas’ 12.5 % stake when the farm is full. Lake Turkana ought to generate 310MW of power when all is claimed and completed, or as a lot as 15 % of Kenya’s present output. That would not solely assist the nation transition to inexperienced power sources, however give it the type of dependable electrical energy that is robust to seek out within the area.
There are some self-serving causes to take a position, in fact. Extra electrical energy signifies that extra Kenyans get on-line (and thus see net advertisements), and it’d give Google an eco-pleasant energy supply for any future knowledge facilities. Nevertheless, it is onerous to knock the deal when it might enhance each the surroundings and the standard of life for an entire nation.
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SOURCE: Google Inexperienced Weblog
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