Google to Buy Into Africa's Largest Wind Farm in Northern Kenya

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

Google Inc. will acquire a stake in Africa’s largest wind farm once the facility is completed in Kenya in 2017.

The U.S.-based technology company will buy a 12.5 percent share of the project from Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the Danish turbine manufacturer, according to a statement made Tuesday in a blog post. The Lake Turkana wind project will have a capacity of 310 megawatts and will cost about $700 million.

The investment will be Google’s second for the continent’s renewable energy industry following the Jasper solar project in South Africa’s Northern Cape in 2013.

Read more: Google to Buy Into Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Northern Kenya – Bloomberg Business