KENYA

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04.12.2017 , Surabhi Rajagopal, Ben Garside, Lazarus Walker and Sarah Wykes

Using the Energy Delivery Models toolkit (EDM) to analyse impact: a small-scale horticulture project in Kenya

Access via distributed energy solutions powered by renewable sources is often the most viable and cost effective for communities living in energy...

Kenya has become the leading PAYG market in Africa. All big players are present in Kenya. But all of them are international companies: the mother...

08.09.2017 , Justus Wanzala | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

Mid-morning at Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya's Murang'a County, and students are busy with their daily routine, as at any other school....

One of the fundamental impacts of energy poverty in Africa is the limiting influence on the growth of manufacturing. Manufacturing in several sectors...

Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 100 kilometers south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai...

New off-grid solar television owners are feeling more politically engaged in the 2017 elections and their opinions on politics have changed since...

12.06.2017 , Sendea.Marketplace

New solar TV in Kenya and India: a comparison

In the past few weeks, two new solar TVs have appeared on the market, each offering a novelty in their country:

• India: Simpa offers the first...

Mary Atieno was often forced to sell her tilapia well below the market rate because she had to get rid of the fish quickly in the searing heat bearing...

A borehole dug by herders in a desperate attempt to survive Kenya's last severe drought has been transformed into a lifeline for thousands of children...

01.02.2017 , Interview with SunTransfer Kenya, Business Member of Sun-Connect News Company Database

"The first PAYG company who reached break-even-point" - Gathu Kirubi

SunTransfer was the first company to introduce PAYG in East Africa. Today SunTransfer Kenya is the first PAYG company in Africa who reached the...

Country News

According M-Kopa chairman the company will be looking to locally source a further half a million PV...

The Government has emphasized on the need to shift from rain-fed agriculture to irrigation as a...

If you don't have an independent solar system then you are depending on grid power. Which leads you...

Electricity bills for low-income households could rise from April while charges for middle-income...

M-PAYG, which already has a footprint in neighbouring Tanzania, said it was eyeing opportunities...

Hundreds of households in Kakamega County and beyond its boundaries, in Siaya, Kisumu and Busia...

The heavy concentration of power consumption in Nairobi indicates inequality in the country’s...

Although Kenya often appears in the press as a nation split by ethnic discord, it has just two...

52 private sector organizations — including foundations, impact funds, venture capital funds and...

Worth over Ksh 5 million, the joint initiative is a partnership between leading off-grid solar...

Energy 4 Impact has partnered with M-Changa, Africa’s leading crowd funding platform, to increase...

Partnering a group of financial lenders, this is arguably the largest credit commitment towards...