Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched one of the largest photovoltaic electricity stations in Africa. the 50 MW solar power plant is located in Garissa, northeast region of Kenya.
The project, jointly funded by the government of Kenya and China was designed and built by the EPC contractor China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Co-operation (CJIC), in conjunction with Kenya’s Rural Energy Authority (REA).
The solar plant puts Kenya on the path of achieving green energy sufficiency as the East African nation also runs one of the largest wind farms in the continent.
The project which occupies 210 acres and the solar panels sit on 120 acres would supply 100,000 MWH and hopefully serve Kenya for the next 25 years.