Solar won’t solve Kenya Power’s inefficiency woes

The utility firm — eager to cash in rather than lose out on the millions of solar kits being mounted on the roofs of homes and business premises around the country — plans to instal panels in private homes and office blocks with the promise of cheap uninterrupted electricity.

The planned move to the solar business is a step in the right direction, but it won’t in itself solve the electricity distributor’s major problems. The main reason customers are switching to solar is the distributor’s inefficiency and high cost of power.

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