Solar PV capacity accounted for 13.0% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded solar PV capacity of 1,109GW. This is expected to contribute 30% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,002GW. Of the total global solar PV capacity, 0.02% is in Kenya. Listed below are the five largest active solar PV power plants by capacity in Kenya, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global solar PV power segment. Buy the latest solar PV plant profiles here.

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1. Kesses 1 Solar PV Park

The Kesses 1 Solar PV Park is a 55MW solar PV power project located in Uasin Gishu, Kenya. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2023. The project was developed by Alten Energias Renovables. Inspired Evolution Investment Management; Alten Energias Renovables own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Garissa Solar Park

The 54.65MW Garissa Solar Park solar PV power project is located in Garissa, Kenya. Rural Electrification Authority; GIZ has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2018. The project is owned by Rural Electrification Authority. Buy the profile here.

3. Malindi Solar PV Park

The Malindi Solar PV Park is a 52MW solar PV project. Globeleq Africa; Africa Energy Development owns the project. It was commissioned in 2021. The project was developed by Malindi Solar Group; Globeleq; Africa Energy Development. It is located in Kilifi, Kenya. Buy the profile here.

4. Kaimosi Tea Estate Solar PV Park

The Kaimosi Tea Estate Solar PV Park solar PV project with a capacity of 1.50MW came online in 2020. It is located in Nandi, Kenya. Buy the profile here.

5. Kapa Oil Solar PV Plant

The Kapa Oil Solar PV Plant has been operating since . The 1.50MW solar PV project is located in Nairobi, Kenya. The project has been developed by CP Solar Resources. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.