SOLAR ENERGY IN KENYA
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN KENYA, THE ECONOMIC CENTRE OF EASTERN AFRICA
High solar radiation, a highly active renewable energy sector in East Africa, constant economic growth, an investment-friendly government, a key trade hub for the region – perfect conditions for solar energy companies in Kenya.
Solar energy on a pico and micro level is very popular in Kenya. The country is the world leader in terms of the number of pico PV systems installed per inhabitant. Year by year more Kenyans obtain their electricity from photovoltaic systems. Grid connection difficulties and the associated increased costs for electricity led to this development. The meeco Group is at the forefront of this positive trend and actively promotes the development of renewables.
SOLAR ENERGY PROJECTS IN KENYA
The meeco Group has been active in Kenya for 10 years. It gained increased traction in early 2018 by introducing new solutions, custom tailored for the continent. To reduce the usage of cost-extensive diesel generators, PV installations combined with energy storage provides an eco-friendly solution for a reliable energy supply. For Cottar´s 1920s Safari Camp, we deployed the sun2move model, electric bikes powered by solar energy and charged on stations equipped with sun2safe, our solar generation and energy management solution.
Cottar´s 1920s Safari Camp is involved in another innovative renewable energy solution developed by meeco and utilised for the first time. To generate more clean energy for the camp we installed sun2rope, an innovative solar power mounting structure. The solar system consists of oursun high efficiency PV modules mounted on a rope structure with a total production capacity of 88.700kwh per year.
RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KENYA IN THE NEW DECADE
In 2020, we followed up our progress in Kenya and established a new partnership to develop more renewable energy projects in the future. Together with Tribeka Business Solutions, we will intensify our efforts in the country. Tribeka Business Solutions is a leading real estate development company located in Nairobi. Our partner is specialized in property development, building and selling. Tribeka Business Solutions offers the most innovative and ultra high-end quality driven solutions affordable for local and foreign investors looking to invest in the emerging real estate sector in Kenya. A cooperation with an experienced renewable energy company, which offers innovative and tailor-made photovoltaic solutions and energy storage solutions is the obvious way forward.