Use of solar power growing amid hiccups

Since 2017, apart from requiring landlords to install solar heating systems as a source of energy, Kenya has been encouraging the use of renewable sources of energy. It is also among the leading nations in Africa pushing for optimum solar energy use.

Figures from ERC show that more than 320,000 rural households, which represents about 4.4 per cent of rural people in Kenya, have solar home systems. Annually, ERC says, it is estimated that 25,000 to 30,000 PV (photovoltaic) systems are sold in the market.

Since 2017, apart from requiring landlords to install solar heating systems as a source of energy, Kenya has been encouraging the use of renewable sources of energy. It is also among the leading nations in Africa pushing for optimum solar energy use. Figures from ERC show that more than 320,000 rural households, which represents about 4.4 per cent of rural people in Kenya, have solar home systems. Annually, ERC says, it is estimated that 25,000 to 30,000 PV (photovoltaic) systems are sold in the market.

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