Market News | Solar Kenya 2017

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  • Kenya: Nairobi Firm to Build $70 Million Solar Park with Battery Storage Capacity

    Posted on :Monday , 20th February 2017

    A Nairobi-based company is set to construct Kenya’s first large-scale solar energy storage battery to be connected to the national power grid.

    Xago Africa is conducting feasibility studies for the back-up batteries with assistance from American investors after submitting an expression of interest at the Energy ministry.
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  • Kenya: Solar Pumps Protect Thousands of Children from Severe Drought

    Posted on :Thursday , 9th February 2017

    Turkana County, Kenya — A herders' borehole is helping protect the lives of thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits

    A borehole dug by herders in a desperate attempt to survive Kenya's last severe drought has been transformed into a lifeline for thousands of children and animals as a new drought hits, thanks to the addition of solar pumping and . . .

  • Expogroup Wins Big at the Tanzania Leadership Awards 2016

    Posted on :Friday , 3rd February 2017

      On the evening of Friday 27th January 2017, members of the business community in Tanzania gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate the most accomplished businesses of 2016. The event was the Tanzania Leadership Awards (TLA), which honors successful businesses that range from conglomerates with more than 500 employees, to small start-ups with a staff count of 2 to 4 employees. . .

  • Kenya: Solar TVs Make a Mark in Rural Regions

    Posted on :Tuesday , 31st January 2017

    London — Kenyans in rural areas are increasingly looking to buy solar TVs. Rising expectations mean that they want something similar to a Kenyan living in the city, not a downscaled product with less content and a smaller screen. Azuri Technologies is seeking to meet this need with an alliance with pay TV provider Zuku. Russell Southwood spoke to its CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth about its a. . .

  • EU Asks East African Countries to Invest More in Solar

    Posted on :Tuesday , 17th January 2017

    SOROTI, UGANDA - East African states have been asked to invest more resources in the development of renewable power projects like solar energy where the region has a better comparative advantage as compared to Hydropower which is more expensive to finance.

    Development partners say the climate conditions in some countries within the community such as Uganda supports . . .


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