- Ergon Solair Africa Limited has announce that its Kisumu Solar One 40MW project in Kenya, has received approval from the regulator for commissioning in Dec 2023.
- The PPA is still to be negotiated Take or Pay.
- The Project was granted in 2019 on a US Cents 7.5 / kWh feed in tariff.
- The plant will interconnect to the new 220KV Kibos substation located in the vicinity.
The development was commenced in 2013 and received EOI approval in 2014, feasibility studies have been completed for the construction of the Project on a 249 Acre roadside land in Kibos, Kisumu (Kenya). The plant is expected to generate 105.264 MWh in its first year.
Lorenzo L. Colacicchi, Founder of Ergon Solair and Global CEO, comments “we are grateful to the Kenya Government for approving this project in Kisumu County that we believe will energize numerous investments and activities, offering an important contribution towards a sustainable development of the region. It is all the more important in this complex moment of world history to ramp up the development of solutions for a sustainable future”.
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Alberto Soprani, Senior VP Africa, comments “ As a Kenyan who has been involved in solar energy for the last 30 years , I am delighted and deeply honored for having been given this opportunity to be involved in such an important project in Kisumu, an area of Kenya which has a great thirst for energy and development. Our dream of turning this delightful town on the tropical shores of Lake Vittoria into a “ Solar City” is going to come true. It is very important for Kenya to have many such “ solar hotspots”, it creates a solid foundation of prosperity and freedom for our Country.”
Author: Bryan Groenendaal