Cape Verde to be Entirely Wind-powered

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Cape Verde to be Entirely Wind-powered

Britain is to spend £26 million building a wind farm to power the entire Cape Verde, the isolated archipelago off the west coast of Africa.

With a population of 500,000 stretched over a 1,500 square mile chain of islands, Cape Verde needs a dramatic expansion of its electricity network to support a rapidly expanding tourism industry.

Cape Verde, which is hurricane blighted, has secured British funding for the construction of 40 wind turbines capable of generating 40 megawatts of electricity.

by Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Published: 7:22PM GMT 03 Mar 2010

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