In the city of Garissa, Kenya, a solar power plant with a capacity of 50 MW was launched. It became the largest SPP in East Africa. It is reported by Ecotown.
The SPP was built and designed by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in conjunction with the contractor EPC China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Corage (CJIC).
The SPP will annually produce 100.000 MWh of “green” electricity. It will be able to provide electricity to 70.000 households (about 350.000 people) in Kenya, which is equivalent to 50% of the population of Garissa.
The solar station is located near the border of Somalia. The city of Garissa, which previously depended on unstable thermal energy, is now fully connected to the national grid. The country's government plans to develop renewable energy and install 400 MW of solar farms.
As reported a 310 MW wind farm was launched in Africa. Investments in the project amounted to $680 million.