The Cabeolica wind farm, set across four islands of the Cape Verde archipelago,
has led the way in wind power generation in Africa. The wind farm is managed by
a special purpose company, Cabeolica S.A., established by the founding partners
in 2009. Lying across the trade winds belt, the archipelago has consistent wind
speeds of up to 10m/s creating one of the best locations in the world for
power generation. The farms’ ability to directly supply energy to the
individual power grids on each of the islands means a sizable reduction in
the need to import fuel, diminishing the country’s sensitivity to fluctuating
commodity prices and reducing costs across the board.



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