Kenya’s Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), the green city currently under construction in Kakamega, is to be equipped with a solar photovoltaic power plant. The 30 MW plant (expandable to 50 MW) will be built by MCX Environmental Energy.
The company said that construction of the solar park will begin in November. The project will require an overall investment of more than 10 billion Kenyan shillings, or nearly $100 million.
The city of MMTC is currently under construction in Butere Sub County (Kakamega) in western Kenya. It will house 4,800 medium-sized, "affordable and environmentally friendly" housing units, as well as a 5,000-bed reference hospital. One of Kenya's largest shopping centers will be built, as well as an airport.