THE KIMUKA II- 40MW SOLAR FARM
The proposed Kimuka II PV is a 40MW Project under development, located at grid reference 1o17’25.20”S and 36o33’29.38”E and a latitude of 1839m. It is about 0.336 km from the nearest all-weather road. The area is slopping with an average slope of 14.5%.
The project pre-feasibility highlighted projects benefits including: direct and indirect employment creation, land reclamation, GHG emission mitigation, enhanced access to modern and reliable energy. Other cross-cutting issues such as HIV and AIDS, community sensitization on environmental services and capacity building on alternative livelihoods shall also be done. The area relies on seasonal streams to water their cattle and for domestic purposes, this hence poses water challenges and cross border conflicts. As a corporate social responsibility (CSR) the project seek to establish water pans and water access points.