Did you know?
A record $100 Billion was invested in renewable energy in 2009 and Africa’s biggest wind farm is currently being established in Kenya.
Some of the African regions are so hot that unless you’re are accustomed to that climate it is not possible for you to survive. Extreme temperatures also generate extreme winds and perhaps this is the reason wind farms have great potential in Africa. Some 365 giant wind turbines will be installed in desert around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya to create the biggest wind farm in Africa. Once completed, tentatively in 2012, the £533m project, backed by the African Development Bank, will have a capacity of 300MW, a quarter of Kenya’s current installed power and one of the highest proportions of wind energy to be fed into a national grid anywhere in the world.
Wind power is produced by using wind generators to harness the kinetic energy of wind. It is gaining worldwide popularity as a large scale energy source, although it still only provides less than one percent of global energy consumption.
As the world searches for alternative methods of generating electricity, wind power has become an effective and increasingly popular choice. Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, clean and reduces greenhouse emissions when it replaces fossil-fuel derived electricity. Globally, wind power generation has increased more than fivefold between 2000 and 2006.
Concargo is proud to play a leading role in the carriage and handling of wind turbine power as it continues to grow in popularity and is embraced by governments and energy companies worldwide. After modest beginnings, wind turbines are now used in over 50 countries and are expected to continue with rapid global expansion in the future.