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KTDA Factories Switches off KPLC and Start Using their Own Small Hydro Power Generators

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 …

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Human Scent Baited, Solar Powered Mosquito Traps

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 …

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Cleaning Solar Panels to improve efficiency

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 …

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Kenya among top Ten Countries in Renewable Energy Investments

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 …

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