SkyPower agrees 1GW in Kenya
Projects to be developed over five years in four phases
SkyPower has signed an agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum to develop 1GW of solar projects over five years in the African country.
The $2.2bn deal was signed in Nairobi at the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
SkyPower said the developments will create more than 25,000 total job years in Kenya, including 200MW of fabrication and assembly facilities, as well as a commitment of $173m toward education, training, and research and development,
SkyPower president and chief executive officer Kerry Adler said: “Kenya has become an African hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and SkyPower is proud to contribute to this unprecedented milestone in Kenya's ambitious renewable energy plan.
“SkyPower's solar projects will help Kenya realize its electrification goals, support the development of the country's renewable energy industry and help the development of strong communities, generating a brighter future for all.”