Tag: Solar

Meet 18-year old graduate greening informal food stalls

Gabriella Kisoi may be only 18 but she’s an IT graduate and CEO of a clean-technology company modernizing informal marketplaces in Kenya...

Mini-Grids to connect 110 million households to electricity- report

In excess of 110 million households in rural sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are expected to be connected to power through mini-grids over...

Solar Firm Ofgen To Develop 10MW Annually

Nairobi-based solar company Ofgen was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from Strathmore University’s Energy Research Centre. According to...

Solar Records Steepest Price Drop Among Renewables

Solar energy costs have dropped by the steepest margin in the last 10 years among renewable sources, even as hydropower recorded an...

Exclusive: Inside Kenya’s 95pc Green Energy Mix

Kenya is among a handful of nations worldwide generating and consuming electricity almost completely from renewable sources. Geothermal is...

Renewables With Pave The Way Forward For South Africa

South Africa’s renewable energy sector might just have the resilience to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, given that it was already on the...

Spotlight On Africa’s Two Percent Share Of Global Green Energy

Africa accounts for a paltry 1.9 percent of the global share of developed renewable energy capacity, casting a light on the continent’s...

Kenyan Female Inventor Taps Drinking Water From Air

Beth Koigi is on a mission to have every Kenyan gain access to clean drinking water forever by simply turning air around them into...

Smart Solar Kits With Machine Learning Take Root In Kenya

Solar companies in Kenya have added machine learning within their kits, enabling them to accurately predict trends and adjust performance to ensure optimal output...

Safaricom Opens Talks To Supply Electricity

Telecommunications company Safaricom is holding talks to start supplying power to the national grid from solar and wind power plants at its base stations.