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Lake Turkana, also known as the Jade Sea, lies in a very remote part of northern Kenya. Flamingos are among the various creatures that call this Rift Valley lake home.

The Windiest Place on Earth

Faced with energy deficiencies and increasing energy demands to power its growing economy, Kenya is taking a giant leap forward with the Lake Turkana wind park. By harnessing winds with average speeds exceeding 11 m/s (that’s the equivalent of a 6 on the Beaufort scale, which is strong enough to tip over a plastic bin), the Lake Turkana wind farm will provide around 15 percent of the country’s electricity capacity when fully operational later this year.

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The Green Team cleans blades before installation.

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