Kenya: China will Finance Construction of New Solar Power Plant

Chinese government will finance the construction of a 55MW solar power plant in Garissa county in northeastern Kenya, officials confirmed on Friday.

Kenya’s Rural Electrification Authority (REA), a State-owned agency that will build the solar power plant, said the 128 million U.S. dollar plant will produce enough power to light up 625,000 homes.

"The 50MW photovoltaic cells (PV) solar farm will be financed through concessional funding from the government of China," REA said in a statement sent to Xinhua in Nairobi.

The agency said the construction will begin in July and will take one year to complete, upon which the station will pump more power to the national grid.

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David Goehring

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