Browsing: Solar energy in Kenya

The availability of solar-powered water pumps and solar lamps have had a life-changing effect on rural communities in Kenya, providing clean drinking water and lighting while eliminating hardships, health hazards and habits that contribute to climate change. This is according to a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

It is in the backdrop of this that REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has signed COVID-19 Resilience Leases with Wonder Feeds Ltd and Siginon Aviation, offering these businesses six months of free solar to withstand the COVID crisis.

According to a statement from the firm, before the COVID crisis, Wonder Feeds Ltd upgraded its factory to accommodate its growing animal feed products business. When the COVID crisis hit the economy, management maintained product prices for customers despite the increase of raw material costs, leaving the company with higher operating …

The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report that has been released this month reveals how Africa could reap high benefits in the near future.

The report is basically an in-depth analysis of current market dynamics, projections for the coming five years, and also a blueprint to helps various actors compete in a robust evolving industry ecosystem.

The report, which is the fifth in a series, published by the World Bank Group and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), drew in about 1,000 industry leaders, financiers and government representatives by showcasing key industry trends, advances in technology, finance, policy and social impacts.

The 2020 edition spotlighted the industry remarkably, in fact—the edition estimates that the off-grid solar sector currently caters lighting and other auxiliary services to over 420 million people.

Noting that the industry has made enormous efforts in the past decade to assist the developing countries to attain their energy …

Unilever Tea Kenya and CrossBoundary Energy have commissioned a 619 kWp solar plant at the company’s Kericho tea factory. This is the first on-site solar installation for a Unilever facility in Sub-Saharan Africa, and it brings the company closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of total energy from renewables by 2030.

With the addition of solar PV to its existing hydroelectric and biomass resources, over 90% of Unilever Tea Kenya’s energy needs will now be met with clean energy. At the same time, Unilever will save money on its electricity costs. Over 15 years the solar project will avert nearly 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

CrossBoundary Energy sells power from the solar plant to Unilever via an innovative 15-year power purchase agreement. Only now that the system’s installation and testing is complete will Unilever begin paying for solar electricity, and CrossBoundary Energy will continue to manage and finance future …