Renewvia installing new off-grid systems in Kenya

Renewvia Energy said it had installed two microgrids to power 10,000 residents on the islands of Ndeda and Ringiti, in Kenya’s Lake Victoria. The company says the microgrids are part of a 1.5 MW scheme comprising eight such networks, to be built in partnership with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

The project is reportedly enjoying a high level of popularity. “Within the first few weeks of turning on the power, we had several members from the community and business subscribers signing up and prepaying to be connected,” said Pam Onyanyo, a Renewvia Director and head of the company’s Kenya operations. “We expect to see exponential growth over the next twelve months, and with several other microgrid facilities in the works, this is just the beginning.”

Source: pv magazine



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