Vestas nabs biggest wind order as Africa market moves

Vestas Wind Systems (OTCPK:VWDRY) wins an order to supply what it says will be Africa’s biggest wind power plant, as clean energy investments are accelerating on the continent.

Vestas says the order from Lake Turkana Wind Power for 365 of its 0.85-megawatt turbines is the most machines it has sold to a single plant and would generate enough power to meet ~15% of Kenya’s electricity demand; the company does not disclose the value of the order.

The project will benefit from wind conditions that are among “the best in the world,” Vestas says.