27 Jul '17, 3pm

AMI Metering:: How C&I Projects Are Driving Growth in Kenya's Small but Promising Solar…

AMI Metering:: How C&I Projects Are Driving Growth in Kenya's Small but Promising Solar…

Excitement has been mounting around the progress and impact of solar in East Africa. Solar in Africa is perennially a hot topic because it seems to solve two problems at once: reducing greenhouse gas emissions while addressing some of the biggest energy needs on the planet. But do the numbers match the hype? And where are we seeing the most progress? Looking specifically at Kenya's emerging solar market, we see that commercial and industrial (C&I) solar is the leading the way. One way to judge the Kenyan solar revolution would be to measure deployment of residential solar energy products. According to the World Bank, approximately 3 million quality-verified pico-solar products have been sold since 2009. Assuming an average capacity of 10 watts peak, this translates to 30 megawatts of solar capacity. And this a conservative estimate, as it does not include the popular solar...

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