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Renewable energy in Kenya

  • Azanzi Kifwete demonstrate how they bake cakes using a wooden solar box

    KENYA, 2015/11/24 In this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya's east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make dozens of large cakes and over 100 cupcakes. And they don't even have a kitchen oven. Instead, the members of the Imani Women Group bake their cakes using only a wooden box and the sun. They earn enough money to help support their families and send their children to school. Constructed out of timber, leather and foil, the box can bake cakes in about two hours without electricity or charcoal. It works by trapping the heat of the sun, essentially turning the box into a mobile oven. For the 22 members of the women's group - whose name "Imani" is the Swahili word for "faith" - the simple wooden box has become a source of empowerment and gain, securing livelihoods and transforming families.
  • SkyPower, one of the largest developers and operators of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects

    KENYA, 2015/07/29
  • Kenya: Five Kenyan Firms Win Clean Energy Challenge

    KENYA, 2014/11/05 Boma Safi Limited, Kitui Industries Limited, Pfoofy Power & Light Limited, SCODE Limited and Sollatek Electronics Kenya Limited are the Kenya winners of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge. They will each receive a grant of $100,000 (Sh8.9 million) for initiating off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power socio-economic activities. They join a inventory of 22 winners from Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania who beat a field of nearly 300 entries and will as well receive grants of $100,000 each.
  • Contract signed for Africa’s biggest Wind Power Project in Kenya

    KENYA, 2014/04/01 The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP), meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the national grid of Kenya, reached a critical milestone following the signing of the financial agreements in Nairobi, the capital. The signing of the over US$870 million financing agreements represents a major breakthrough to actualizing the biggest clean power energy project in Africa, spanning years of negotiations and fundraising, says Tshepo Mahloele, the CEO of Harith General Partners. The project will be financed with a mixture of equity, mezzanine deficit and senior deficit. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is the initial of its kind in East Africa and will be the major wind project on the continent to date, says Mahloele.
  • Geothermal energy development in Rift Valley countries

    BURUNDI, 2013/09/06 In its bid to assist African Rift Valley nations in the development of geothermal energy resource, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) have signed a memorandum of considerate for cooperation in the field. According to the agreement initialed by the two parties here Wednesday, the AUC and ICEIDA will work together to develop and implement geothermal energy policy inclunding investment , regulatory and institutional guidelines, part other areas, in eleven African Rift Valley countries
  • Plugged in to Progress With Geothermal Energy in Kenya

    KENYA, 2013/01/13 Jackson Kiloku, a 26-year-old Masai who herds animals and raises vegetables, stood at the far end of Inkoiriento village, a panoply of wooden and rusted tin-roofed buildings in Kenya's Nakuru County, and pointed to cables in the sky. "I hope electricity will flow through them any minute at this time," he said. "Electricity will be good for our local school and good for our businesses." Daniel Parsitau, a fellow villager added that electricity would make life at home easier as well.
  • Kenya’s erratic supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

    KENYA, 2012/12/30 Kenya’s erratic supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is set to be streamlined with the completion of a new offshore import handling terminal in Mombasa. Africa Gas and Oil Ltd (AGOL) has completed building a bulk import handling and storage terminal to ease the quick offloading of sea tankers ferrying over 5,000 tonnes of LPG from the Middle East.
  • Kenya: Turkana Wind Power to Proceed - Nyoike 2012-10-30

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