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Ethiopia signs deal for largest wind farm in Africa

by Pat Coate | October 11, 2008
"It is also very symbolic of France's commitment to developing renewable energies."
- Anne-Marie Idrac, French foreign-trade minister

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia on Thursday signed a 220-million-euro (300 million dollar) deal with a French company for the construction of Africa's largest wind farm.

The wind farm is expected to produce 120 megawatts within two and half years, making it the largest such project on the continent.

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