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January 5, 2022

Belgen Solar PV Park, Kenya

By Carmen

Belgen Solar PV Park is an 80MW solar PV power project. It is planned in Embu, Kenya. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 80 80 Permitting Embu, Kenya

Description

Belgen Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is planned over 200 acres.

The project is expected to generate 75.36MWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $63m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

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Contractors Involved

Canadian Solar will be the supplier of the PV modules for the solar power project. The company is expected to provide 131,040 modules each with 320W of nameplate capacity.

SMA Solar Technology is likely to be the supplier of 42 of its Sunny Central 1000 CP XT inverters to the project site.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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