Garissa Solar Park is a 54.65MW solar PV power project. It is located in Garissa, Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2018. Buy the profile here.


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

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 engineering procurement construction 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.

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About GIZ

GIZ Gmbh (GIZ) is a provider of international education and sustainable development solutions. The company offers capacity development services in the areas of health, legal affairs, public finance, communications, organizational development, education, and training. It also provides climate, environment, and natural resources management, economic development and employment, governance and democracy, project management, rural and social development, among other services. GIZ helps organizations, public authorities and private businesses to optimize their organizational, managerial, and production processes. The company works in collaboration with businesses, civil society actors, and research institutions. It renders its services to customers across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. GIZ is headquartered in Eschborn, Hessen, Germany.


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