The solar panels, which are normally installed on roof-tops to serve a household’s electricity needs, are usually connected to small car batteries – the system lights up bulbs besides powering a few electronic gadgets.
But in Singiraine village in Kajiado, not all off-grid power users will need to install solar panels to access electricity. Instead, they will simply need to tap the energy from their neighbours who have already installed the photovoltaic panels at a small fee.
The new smart-grid solar technology is being piloted in the village by Hivos East Africa.
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