Chinese firm to build 50MW solar plant in Kenya

The Kenyan ministry of energy on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese firm to pave way for the construction of a 50 Megawatt solar plant in northeast Kenya’s Garissa County. 
Cabinet Secretary for energy and petroleum Charles Keter said during the signing ceremony that the largest China-funded solar plant in east and central Africa will advance green agenda and inclusive development in Kenya. 
According to the Chinese contractor, the 135-million-U.S. dollar solar plant will be fed to the national grid and is expected to produce enough power to light up 625,000 homesteads.

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