Solar To Grab Bigger Slice Of Kenya’s Clean Energy Pie: Trfn – Yahoo News

Currently the biggest is Rwanda’s Agahozo solar farm, with capacity of 8.5 MW, equivalent to 7 percent of the tiny nation’s installed capacity. Simiyu said the GEL plant would deliver reliable and predictable power to Kenya’s grid at a fixed price for a minimum of two decades, and bring other social and economic advantages. Local communities would benefit from jobs for those with construction and engineering skills, and neighbouring villages and public institutions would gain access to electricity, expanding their opportunities, he said. UNTAPPED POTENTIAL The company – which also has operations in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda – is carrying out site surveys in different parts of Kenya, with a view to generating 360 MW of power from solar and wind in the next 15 years, Simiyu said. Studies by the ERC have indicated that Kenya receives 4 to 6 kilowatt hours of sunshine per square metre each day.
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