Monday, November 14, 2016

Construction of a 55MW Solar Power plant in Garissa 

REA board approved the construction of a 55MW Solar Power plant in Garissa at a cost of Kshs 12.8 billion.
The Authority  will  set  up 210,210 solar panels of 260 Watts each, thus reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 43,000 metric tons per year.
Upon completion, the solar plant will be the biggest in the East and Central Africa and is expected to create thousands of jobs estimated to be over 1,000.
The capacity that will be produced from this plant will be capable of powering 625,000 homes comfortably.
The 50MW photovoltaic cells(PV) solar farm will be financed through concessional funding from the Government of the People's Republic of China.
Construction will begin in July this year and will take one year to complete upon which the station will pump more power to the national grid.


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