Vestas unwraps Wind for Prosperity

Many rural locations in Kenya have no alternative to diesel generation

Many rural locations in Kenya have no alternative to diesel generation

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and green energy group Masdar have unveiled a joint public-private initiative to bring renewable power to remote communities in developing nations – starting in Kenya.

The Wind for Prosperity scheme aims to identify wind-rich areas and facilitate commercial deployment of hybrid wind/advanced diesel generation systems that can operate on local mini-grids.

Vestas will bring its wind-mapping and site design know-how to the initiative, as well as helping to source and refurbish turbines, while Abu Dhabi's Masdar focuses on development and management issues.

The first venture under Wind for Prosperity involves investment group Frontier Investment Management and will centre on up to 13 communities in Kenya and their 200,000 residents.

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