HDF Energy launches 180MW solar to green hydrogen power plant development in Kenya 

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  • HDF Energy (Hydrogène de France), leading developer of large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure and manufacturer of high-power fuel cells, proudly announces the start of development studies to install a first green hydrogen power plant in Kenya, at the inaugural Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi.
  • The plant will deploys 180 MW of solar PV combined with 500 MWh of long-term hydrogen-based storage, for an investment valued around 500 million USD.

The Africa Climate Summit, co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the African Union from September 4th to 6th, convened government leaders, corporate visionaries, international bodies, and civil society champions. Against the backdrop of mounting climate and energy challenges, this summit served as the ideal platform for HDF Energy’s African team to highlight their visionary pipeline for Africa, including Kenya’s first green hydrogen power plant.

HDF’s power plant is a game-changer for the electricity sector, offering locally clean baseload power with essential grid stabilizing services, in areas where geothermal or hydropower is not available. The plant harnesses the sun’s energy through a solar park and/or the wind energy via a wind farm, producing and storing green hydrogen through water electrolysis, and converting it to electricity on-demand, 24 hours a day, using HDF ’s multi-megawatt fuel cells.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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