Kenya set for Africa's biggest wind farm in the next few years

12/06/2012 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Bob Brunskill
Kenya set for Africa's biggest wind farm in the next few years

Africa's biggest wind farm is set for Kenya in the next few years after plans were unveiled by a consortium of companies. Around 365 wind turbines will be put up by the group of firms from Europe and Africa across a 165-km stretch of desolate land in northern Kenya, bringing employment and renewable energy to the country. However, the Oman Observer says that nothing has been put in place so far as the area is untouched, but this will take place shortly. Achim Steiner, executive director of the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme, told the news provider that the strength and consistency of wind is surprisingly good. "In Turkana, the wind speed and also the consistency provides for optimum conditions for wind power - in fact they are better than North Sea offshore wind power," he added. It comes only days after the country celebrated World Environment Day with a green commitment to improve the green economy.