Google gets lots of attention for expanding into novel technologies like driverless cars and artificial intelligence. But the technology giant also has put big bucks—more than $2 billion to date—into the next generation of energy production.
Now, the company is in discussions to back the largest wind power project in Africa, a fast-growing but power-starved continent, according to people familiar with the situation.
The Lake Turkana Power Project, a more than $700 million, 40,000 acre undertaking in Kenya. It’s the largest private investment in the history of the East African country—where less than a quarter of the population has access to power—and the project’s 310 megawatt capacity is expected to boost Kenya’s installed energy capacity by 20 percent.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.