Green Energy Africa (GEA) plans to set up a 40-MW solar plant in Kenya’s Kajiado County before year end. Founder and CEO of GEA, Edwin Kinyatti, revealed that the project is just waiting for approvals from the Ministry of Energy before moving forward.
“To produce 1 MW, we will need four acres of land. So we want to do 40 MW in the whole farm. We have already sent EOIs (Express of Interest) to the Ministry and we are waiting for the documentation. The investor is already on board,”Kinyatti said during an interview with Capital FM Business.
Apart from providing electricity, which will be connected to the national grid, Kinyatti says the company plans to make it a tourist attraction site.
“You can imagine a 160-acre piece of land filled with solar panels. I mean, people will learn a lot. When you are up there in the sky, you would think it's an ocean. This is the way to go because other countries are doing it,” he adds.