Google Investing in African Wind Farm

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Google announced Tuesday the company will invest in a wind power project in Kenya that will be Africa’s biggest wind farm once completed.

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which broke ground in July, is expected to generate 1,400 gigawatt-hours of power per year or 15 percent of the country’s electricity consumption. The Washington Post Reports It could be big news for Kenya, as the project is expected to save the country more than $113 million per year in imported fuel costs. The country relies heavily on hydropower and fossil fuels. The Google investment is the latest in a string of recent renewable energy investments, according to the Washington Post. The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project makes Google’s 22nd renewable energy investment.