The 25.5MW Cabeolica wind farm will provide power to four islands in the archipelago, which is 570km off the coast of West Africa. The islands have a population of around 500,000 with just under 400,000 tourists visiting annually.

It is the first large-scale public private partnership (PPP) for wind power production in Sub-Saharan Africa. Debt funding for the $85 million project was provided by the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.