The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) is gradually moving their plants from KPLC and instead using electricity from their small hydro power generators. Their aim is to save on energy bills, which have been one of their major expenses in the factories. In cases where they generate more, they will sell the excess power to […]
Oserian Development that mainly deals with flower growing and export is set to start using solar energy. The development firm was using geothermal steam to power businesses, heat the greenhouses and light staff houses.
Solar powered traps baited with human body odor may provide an effective method of trapping and killing the malaria causing mosquitoes. The solar-powered odor-baited mosquito trapping systems (SMoTS) have so far given positive results, and may provide an effective malaria intervention method. Even though people are now scared about the new Zika virus, malaria is […]
Clean solar panels ensure higher output and efficient energy conversion. Energy output from solar panels is determined by factors such as the installation, amount of sun, direction, tilt and the cleanliness of the surface. Most of the solar panels are self cleaning if the tilt angle allows, however, this does not happen when the tilt […]
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has ranked Kenya among the top ten countries worldwide that have made much investment in renewable energy. This was as a result of policies adopted in the energy sector which have contributed to the investment in geothermal and wind energy. The new survey placed Kenya as sixth in the global list […]
Kenya has invested heavily in geothermal power in the last four years to become the biggest geothermal power producer in Africa and eighth globally. Kenya has added 280MW from Olkaria 1 and Olkaria 4 geothermal power plants to the national grid in its bid to meet the rising demand for electricity by its population. The opening […]