Another 40MW solar power plant in Kenya to be constructed

Another 40MW solar power plant in Kenya is set to be constructed in Nandi County, Kenya this is afterKenya Solar Energy Ltd showed interest in constructing a 40MW plant in Lamu County soon.

Kopere Solar Park Limited which is the company behind the project is currently seeking regulatory approval for them to commence on the construction. The solar plant is projected to cost US$ 10m and will be financed by Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Martifer Solar which is a Portugal based firm will be involved as the technical partners to develop, build and operate the solar plant during its lifetime.

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Additional transmission lines to support geothermal development in Kenya

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) Managing Director Fernandes Barasa told Xinhua in Nairobi on Sunday that additional transmission lines will be constructed to produce 1646MW of geothermal and 630 MW of wind power in the next five years.

The aim is to increase the proportion of renewable energy in our power mix,Barasa said, noting that the East African nation wants to reduce its reliance of diesel power generators in remote areas.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Turning Harvest Waste Into Electricity

Across Africa countries are committed to scaling up renewable energy production to meet their growing energy needs. However, this will require bold thinking and innovation to deliver affordable and reliable power solutions that can be rapidly deployed. When even waste material can be used to produce energy, it's a win-win situation all round.

Africa's first grid-connected anaerobic digester plant on Gorge Farm in Kenya was developed by Tropical Power and is operated by independent power producer Biojoule. The Gorge Farm Energy Park, launched in August 2015, uses organic waste and sunshine to produce renewable power, both of which are plentiful on the 800ha vegetable farm.

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Kenya receives $30 million funding towards two projects in Menengai

Reported just before the weekend in local media and in a press release, Kenya has – with support by the African Development Bank (AfDB) received approval from the Climate Investment Funds Clean Technology Fund (CIF-CTF) for a US $29.65-million concessional loan to co-finance up to two geothermal projects of combined up to 70 MW in capacity in Menengai.

The Concessional Finance Program for Geothermal Generation will build on the energy advancements already underway in the successful development of the country's showcase Menengai Geothermal Field.

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