Market News | Solar Kenya 2017

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  • Kenya: Solar Boreholes Providing Lifeline for Herders

    Posted on :Friday , 24th March 2017

    Garissa — Many Kenyan livestock keepers are losing their animals to drought - but some are staying afloat by using solar-powered pumps and growing vegetables

     
    At the only borehole with water for miles around, the troughs are under siege in Saretho village as hundreds of camels, cattle, sheep and goats await their turn.
     
    On the othe. . .

  • Kenya: Counties to Benefit From $155 Million Solar Power Project

    Posted on :Friday , 24th March 2017

    Lamu and Tana River are among 14 energy "underserved" counties set to benefit from a Sh15.9 billion solar power project this year.

     
    The Kenya-Off-grid Solar Access Project, which is fully funded by the World Bank, seeks to connect 430,000 off-grid households in the 14 counties.
     
    The project's main target is to increase access t. . .

  • Kenya: 64% Kenyans 'Most Likely' to Vote for Party Supporting Clean Energy - Survey

    Posted on :Tuesday , 7th March 2017

    Politicians who want to get elected in the August General Election should settle for a party that supports clean energy, a survey has shown.

     
    According to the survey by Infotrack whose results were released on Monday, almost two-thirds of Kenyans (64 per cent) will "more likely" vote for a political party that supports clean energy.
     
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  • Kenya: East Africa's Largest Industrial Solar System Installed At Salt Factory

    Posted on :Friday , 3rd March 2017

    Commercial, industrial and residential solar provider SolarAfrica has commissioned one of Kenya’s largest solar hybrid systems in Malindi, in East Africa. 

     
    The 991kWp system is a PV-diesel hybrid project developed for Kenyan salt producer Krystalline Salt. The system will generate 1.6GWh of clean electricity annually, saving Krystalline around 22% of its . . .

  • East Africa: Utility Companies Urged to Give Incentives for Solar Use to Encourage Clean Energy

    Posted on :Thursday , 2nd March 2017

    East African Community's utility companies should consider paying individuals a fee for the solar power they consume to encourage more investments in clean energy.

     
    While the grid parity -- the threshold between the hydroelectricity and solar tariff -- has narrowed with the dramatic fall in the prices of solar panels on the global market, the region has not fully sei. . .

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