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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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Electronic waste (E-waste) management in Kenya

In emerging countries, the rapid economic growth has led to a rise in the generation of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) and Kenya is not an exception. In a press release by UNEP, 2010, Kenya is estimated to generate e-waste that amount to 17350 tonnes per year. The e-waste include: refrigerators, TVs, personal computers, printers …

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Motorists to Use Mobile Phones to Pay for Parking in Nairobi (Updated June 2010)

To pay for parking in Nairobi using a mobile phone code *235#  (Updated 10th June 2019) Dial *235# ( A Nairobi City County epayment menu with five options appear. Select 1 for parking – This gives you the option to pay for daily parking, seasonal parking, offstreet parking or penalties. select 1 for Daily parking …

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Cheaper electricity in Kenya after Switch to Geothermal Power

The first phase of the Olkaria Geothermal  power plant completed and commissioned a few months ago, has seen a reduction of electrical power bills in Kenya. In the last three months KenGen has been able to save close to sh 9.0 billion by shifting from power generation by diesel Generators to use of ecofriendly Geothermal …

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