Japanese giant Mitsui eyes Kenya’s minigrid market through M-KOPA

The Japanese company last year acquired an undisclosed minority shareholding in M-KOPA and now seeks to leverage the tie-up to expand into solar-powered minigrids, according to local executives.

Mitsui’s foray into minigrids through M-KOPA will see it join other multinationals operating solar small grids in Kenya’s off-grid remote villages.

Mini grids involve small power plants (between 10KW and 10 megawatts) and distribution lines connect a limited number of customers outside the scope of the national power transmission network.

Source: EnergySiren



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