Technology

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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9 Ways to Extend Your Smartphone Battery Life

Making your smartphone battery to last longer requires a combination of things. The use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tables, laptops and other portable electronics has been on the increase over the last few years. With advanced features and functionalities, the mobile devices have changed the way people are communicating and working. 2 Despite …

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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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Benefits of Video Surveillance Systems in Protecting Business and Increasing Productivity

Video surveillance technology allows businesses and security establishments to monitor and identify abnormal activities. Recent technology advancements allow the video surveillance systems to be incorporated to IP networks as well as corporate networks.  This makes it easier to monitor the cameras from remote locations in real time. 2 Further, intelligent video surveillance systems (IVS) have …

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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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