Kenya’s largest solar power plant, located in the northern part of the country projected to start operation in December adding clean and more affordable power to the nation’s power grid.
The plant-based in Garissa is projected to be the largest in East Africa will produce 55MW capable of providing power to over 625,000 homes and is being developed by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA).
The solar plant, expected to cut Kenya’s carbon emissions, sits on an 85-hectare parcel of land with 200,200 solar panels. The plant is being constructed by Chinese Jiangxi using Sh13.7 billion ($135.7 million) loan from China’s Exim Bank.
The power plant is expected to boost the manufacturing industry which is in line with the country’s four pillars of economic revival strategy that is geared at ensuring the nation’s economic reliance and sustainability.