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Ashegoda windfarm sees Ethiopia become sub-Saharan renewable energy leader

This animation depicts the newly-completed Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia and explains how wind turbines produce electricity. French firm Vergnet Group has completed a 84-turbine wind farm in a rural area of northern Ethiopia, the first of several large wind farms planned for this resource-poor, landlocked east African nation. The turbines work much like an old-fashioned windmill, with the blades turning in order to rotate a rod. In a wind turbine, the rod is connected to a gearbox, which then powers the faster spinning of another rod that’s connected to a generator that is able to convert the energy produced into electricity. Renewable energy generation in Ethiopia has now reached just over 2000 megawatts of power, but the nation hopes to boost the ‘green’ production to 10,000 megawatts, which is approximately the amount of power a single U.S. household uses per year. The Ashegoda wind farm has a total capacity of 120 megawatts. A Chinese wind farm site, currently under construction in the southeast of Ethiopia, will produce 204 megawatts of power, adding to the country’s goal of becoming an African leader in the production of renewable energy. Only 53 percent of Ethiopia has access to electricity at present, but the country has ambitious plans, with several other wind farm projects scheduled to begin construction soon. After supplying their own nation’s power needs, Ethiopia hopes to become an electricity exporter, sending power to neighboring nations. The opening of the Ashegoda wind farm is one of the first steps towards Ethiopia’s goal of becoming a middle-income, carbon-neutral nation by 2025.————————————————————-Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off.Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.comCheck out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCjCheck out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1fGet top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletterSee a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonewsStay connected with us here:Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUSTwitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUSGoogle+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus

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