Inauguration of Africa’s largest wind farm
With a population of some 1.2 billion, the African continent is the second most populous continent, but paradoxically the least electrified. 665 million people are reported to live without electricity on a daily base, Is a big an issue!
Polluting energies and lack of accessibility.
Flame thermal power plants are coal, oil or natural gas power plants. It is the most widespread energy model on the African continent. Their mode of operation is simple: the heat released by the combustion of fuel oil, gas or coal is used to produce energy.
However, this type of energy is not without risk to the environment. In addition to generating emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases, the use of thermal energy depends on fossil sources with physically limited and non-renewable reserves.
According to the World Bank, in sub-Saharan Africa, the electricity grid covers only a very small part of the countries. In addition, electricity, which is quite expensive, can cost up to 3 times more than in America. Under these conditions, the most modest households unfortunately do not have the means to benefit from the current and remain in darkness.
Kenya’s choice seems to be an interesting and encouraging path for the future.
Life-saving solutions for the future?
Renewable energies, including wind energy, are energies that do not require any fuel. Considered clean, it does not create a greenhouse effect and does not produce radioactive and toxic waste.
“Energy available in one of the windiest places in the world. ” — Catherine Collin, representative of the European Investment Bank, Le Point
On July 19, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the country’s first wind farm. The colossal infrastructure includes 365 wind turbines with a production capacity of 310 megawatts. Installation cost ? $879 million.
In particular, this project will increase the country’s electricity production by 13% and reduce any dependence on any energy source. It will also protect the country in the event of droughts and shortages, as it will ensure its supply of the energy needed for the country to function properly.
Today, 85% of Kenya’s energy is renewable. Something to inspire so many others.
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