Kesses 1 Solar PV Park is a 55MW solar PV power project. It is located in Uasin Gishu, 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 June 2023. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Alten Energias Renovables. Alten Energias Renovables and Inspired Evolution Investment Management are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

Kesses 1 Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 10 hectares.

The project generates 123,600MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 245,000 households, offsetting 33,880,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project consists of 161,000 modules, each with 330W nameplate capacity.

12 inverters have been installed at the project site.

Development status

The project got commissioned in June 2023.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 40MW.

Contractors involved

Voltalia was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by Trina Solar.

Voltalia is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 10 years.

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About Alten Energias Renovables

Alten Energias Renovables SL (Alten Energias) is a renewable energy company. It develops, finances and operates solar photovoltaic power plants. The company offers services such as construction and engineering, design and development, operation and maintenance, and investment and funding services. It also provides technical support and supervision services. Alten Energias solar farms and develops Greenfield projects. In addition, the company offers integrated energy solutions for photovoltaic projects. It develops photovoltaic power plants in Southern Europe, Latin America, Southern Africa, Asia and North America. The company has operations in the Netherlands, Spain and Mexico. Alten Energias is headquartered in Spain.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.