Kenya announces 1-gigawatt solar energy deal, will cost a record $2.2 billion

Mail & Guardian Africa July 25, 2015

KENYA’S Energy Ministry and Canadian solar energy firm SkyPower Global are on course to sign an agreement Sunday that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop 1-gigawatt of solar power in East Africa’s biggest economy.

The developments will take place over five years in a deal that SkyPower values at $2.2 billion, the company said Friday in a statement.