MCX Environmental Energy Corp, a US company specializing in renewable energy production announced that it will build the solar plant which will require an overall investment of US $100m.
Kenya is set to construct a 30MW solar park in Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), a new green city in western Kenya under construction.
The new green city, located in Butere Sub-County, Kakamega is set to house 4,800 environmentally friendly, “affordable” and medium-sized residences.
The city will also feature a 5,000-bed reference hospital and one of Kenya’s largest shopping centres.
The entire city estimated to cost US $2bn will function with green energy sources.
Hundreds of solar streetlights are planned, along with a plant capable of producing 144 MW, via a household waste incinerator with energy recovery.
The MCX Environmental Energy’s photovoltaic solar park will be delivered in December 2020.