UK to provide funding of £26 million for wind energy in Cape Verde

4 March 2010

London, United Kingdom, 4 March – The United Kingdom is to provide 26 million pounds to support the construction of wind turbines in Cape Verde to supply the country with electricity, according to British newspaper The Telegraph.

The paper said that Cape Verde had requested the loan from the British government to build 40 wind turbines with a capacity to generate 40 megawatts of electricity.

The aid was announced at a time when British ministers are preparing to announce funding of 36 million pounds for a project expected to cost 396 million pounds and which aims to increase electricity production south of the Sahara, to be organised by European Union development agencies.

The region, which includes 48 countries, consumes less electricity than Spain alone, for example, the Telegraph said. (macauhub)