JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. has signed a cooperative agreement with China Jiangxi Corp. for International Economic & Technical Co. Ltd. (CJIC) to provide technical support for CJIC's 50 MW solar power project development in Kenya.
Under the agreement, JinkoSolar has also been appointed by CJIC as the preferred module supplier for this project.
The project is planned to occupy 81 hectares and is expected to be one of the largest grid-connected solar power plants in Africa. Located in northwest city of Garissa, the plant is expected to produce approximately 76,473 MWh per year.
With an arid climate and a vast desert landmass, Garissa is geographically optimal for harnessing solar power, JinkoSolar says. The company plans to use a pre-assembled modular approach in order to facilitate installation and future operation and maintenance.