AFRICAN INGENUITY (5): Ethiopian Wind Turbines
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Although it relies on water-generated electricity for most of its power, Ethiopia is now turning to the wind to keep its county going. Right
now the nation is in the early stages of a near $300 million scheme to develop 120 wind turbines — the largest such project in the world.
Set for completion in 2011 — and undertaken in conjunction with French turbine experts Vergnet — the project hopes to make Ethiopia self-sufficient in energy creation and perhaps turn it into a net power exporter.