Garissa Solar Park is a 54.65MW solar PV power project. It is located in Garissa, Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 54.65 54.65 Active Garissa, Kenya GIZ; Rural Electrification Authority


The project was developed by GIZ and Rural Electrification Authority. The project is currently owned by Rural Electrification Authority.

Garissa Solar Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 85 hectares.

The project generates 76,473MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 70,000 households, offsetting 43,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $133.917m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in November 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.054kWh for a period of 25 years.

Contractors Involved

China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

JinkoSolar Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 210,000 modules each with 260W of nameplate capacity.

About GIZ

GIZ Gmbh (GIZ) is a service provider of international cooperation for sustainable development and international educational work. The company provides solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development. GIZ offers services such as rural development, sustainable infrastructure, project management, social development, economic development, and governance and democracy. In addition, it provides services in the areas of trade, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable urban mobility, vocational training adapted to labor market needs and fund management. The company offers its services across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa. GIZ is headquartered in Eschborn, Hessen, Germany.


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