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  • Solar roof tiles help power this secondary school in rural Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 13th September 2017

     Schools in rural Kenya often suffer through frequent power outages, and energy from the national grid can be expensive. But solar roof tiles from Strauss Energy offer a cheaper, renewable alternative. At the 275-student Gaitheri Secondary School in Murang’a County, the reliable source of electricity has enhanced students’ performance since they can study at night, and allowed . . .

  • Loans for solar systems make power affordable in rural Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 13th September 2017

     It is early evening in Ndabibi village in Naivasha, and there are threatening clouds overhead. Kenneth Njoroge quickly parks his motorcycle by the mud structure that serves as his kitchen and rushes into the main house before the rain starts pounding.

    Until recently, Njoroge’s home northwest of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, was poorly lit at night. Mos. . .

  • To reduce your electricity bills, get solar lights

    Posted on :Wednesday , 13th September 2017

     With the erratic power supply and high electricity bills in many parts of the country, solar lighting is a viable option for Kenyans, given that solar energy is available in plenty.

    Indeed, Mr Joseph Kingi of Savvy Company Ltd, which deals mainly in solar and renewable energy, says using solar energy for lighting is prudent despite some people’s misgivin. . .

  • The impact of solar lighting in rural Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 13th September 2017

     While climate change has led many high-income countries to increase their efforts to improve energy efficiency and to invest in renewable energies, households in low-income countries still face another energy challenge: more than 1 billion people lack access to electricity. Could solar lights offer a solution?

    There is an ongoing debate among policy makers, in. . .

  • Solar roof tiles power Kenya’s rural classrooms

    Posted on :Wednesday , 13th September 2017

     Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya’s Murang'a County has had one of its iron-sheet roofs covered in solar generating tiles known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

    Designed to be laid on roofs during construction, the tiles offer an alternative to adding solar panels on top to produce power.
    They were made. . .


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