More than $18 million for windpower project in Cape Verde

25 May 2010

A huge windpower project in Cape Verde has just received financing of 18.6 million Dollars from the African Development Bank.

A mixed company formed by the State of Cape Verde and the companies Electra and InfraCO will be in charge of seeing this project through.

The performance specifications include the construction of wind farms on the islands of Santiago, Sao Vicente, Sal, and Boavista, as reported by the PANA agency. Altogether, the wind farms will have a total capacity of 28 megawatts.

Cape Verde is benefiting from development based on eco-tourism and its own energy resources. Robert Vos, a senior United Nations official, invited the African countries to follow this example at a press conference organized last week on the occasion of the 2010 Economic Report on Africa.

Quoted by the magazine “Réussir”, he said that it was essential for Africa to invest in the adaptation to climate change and a “green” economy, based on the use of renewable sources of energy.

Categories: Energy

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