Market News | Solar Kenya 2017

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  • 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 . . .

  • East Africa: Green Energy Firms Look to Crowdfunding to Raise Funds for Expansion

    Posted on :Friday , 13th January 2017

    Renewable energy companies in East Africa are now turning to crowdfunding to raise money for expansion.

     
    Firms that provide solar kits and modern cooking stoves -- such as Rubagabaga Run of River Hydropower Project in Rwanda, SimGas Kenya Ltd, Eco-Charcoal Ltd and Uganda's Eco Group Ltd -- are bypassing traditional financial intermediaries and turning to online crowd. . .

  • Uganda Turns on East Africa's Largest Solar Power Plant

    Posted on :Wednesday , 28th December 2016

     Uganda’s new $19 million solar plant in Soroti heralds a new era that will see the country start to change the energy mix away from dependence on hydroelectricity.

     
    The 10 MW facility, located 293km east of Kampala, is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant.
     
    Julius Wandera, the Electricity Regulatory Authority . . .

  • Kenya: Solar Lights at Night Helping Locals With Increased Income

    Posted on :Friday , 9th December 2016

    Embu — With solar lights in the market, farmers can grow by day and sell by night

     
    Violet Karimi spends her days as she always has, attending to household chores and working on her farm.
     
    But when the sun goes down, she now has a second job, thanks to the arrival of solar lights in this town in eastern Kenya.
     
  • Six bright ideas lighting up Africa from the grassroots

    Posted on :Wednesday , 14th December 2016

     While countries such as Morocco, which hosts the world’s biggest solar photovoltaic plant, are ready to embrace the power of large-scale renewables, solar technologies still lag behind in many African regions. Unpredictable subsidies, poor installations and lack of training on how to maintain the solar panels have hindered the spread of solar.

     
    Rural area. . .

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