Kesses 1 Solar Project, Kenya

Home » News » Kesses 1 Solar Project, Kenya

Kesses 1 Solar PV Park is a 55MW solar PV power project. It is located in Uasin Gishu, Kenya. The project will be developed by Alten Energias Renovables. Alten Energias Renovables and Inspired Evolution Investment Management will own the project at stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

Importantly, Kesses 1 Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 10 hectares. Voltalia was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project. Additionally, Voltalia is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 10 years.

Additionally, the project will generate 123,600MWh electricity and will supply enough clean energy to power 245,000 households. Furthermore, this project will offset 33,880,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project consists of 161,000 modules, each with 330W nameplate capacity. Moreover, 12 inverters have been installed at the project site.

Also Read: The 40MW Kesses solar power plant in Kenya begins operations

Kesses 1 Solar Project Start Date

Noteworthy, Kesses 1 Solar project got commissioned in June 2023.

Nevertheless, power generated from the project will be sold to Kenya Power and Lighting. This will take place under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. Additionally, the contracted capacity is 40MW. Once completed, Kesses 1 solar project will create many direct and indirect jobs. Therefore, the project will immensely boost the country’s economy.

Kesses 1 solar project is utilizing single axis trackers supplied by Trina Solar. Alten Energias Renovables SL (Alten Energias) is a renewable energy company. It develops, finances and operates solar photovoltaic power plants. Additionally, the company offers services such as construction and engineering, design and development, operation and maintenance, and investment and funding services. Furthermore, it also provides technical support and supervision services. Alten Energias solar farms and develops Greenfield projects. In addition, the company offers integrated energy solutions for photovoltaic projects. It develops photovoltaic power plants in Southern Europe, Latin America, Southern Africa, Asia and North America.