8/20/2005

Rural electrification - solar

Q: Is solar energy being considered by the government of Kenya as part of the solution to the lack of electrity (particulary in rural areas) in Kenya?
A: It does not appear so.

If you see indications to the contrary please let me know. (I looked around, maybe not hard enough?)
Check out the energy ministry website. They need to put more infomation online, especially regarding the energy policy and the Rural Electrification Programme.

As per this 1999 report on Kenya's PV Market by Moses Agumba and Bernard Osawa of UNDP,
"PV has not been considered for rural electrification, as it does not qualify under the Least Cost Extension Programmes(LCEP). This is a method used by the government to decide on which power generation options to use."

Dunno what the LCEP program is, was or if it is currently still being used to determine power generation options. Whatever initiatives to solve the energy problem will have to come from the private sector, and wananchi as is most often the case.

**Price of solagen Big Kit Solar system Ksh82,950/ US$1095.10(based on 75.75 as exchange rate); not having to pay a monthly bill, i presume that feeling would be priceless.
Annoyance:Spam, i had to close the comments section to anon and blogless commenters.

6 Comments:

Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

good post. Just passing through, I'm digging the blog by the way.

8/20/2005 4:33 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

thanks humanity critic, you are welcome here anytime. Speaking of digging blogs, yours is uproarious.

8/20/2005 4:36 PM  
Blogger Milonare said...

Hahahaha

Pole... Yaani guys are busy telling you about young dudes collapsing during soccer orako due to premature mwagaring???

hahahaha

Block those shaize anons kabisa!!!

8/22/2005 9:28 AM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

i have deleted the offending spam, and added word verification to avoid bots..lets see if this works..good anons are welcome now.

8/22/2005 10:18 PM  
Anonymous maitha said...

www.powerecodive.org and www.usaid.gov/stories/somalia/
fp_so_shaarifbuutan.html

success stories of how solar and wind energies have been harnessed in the horn of africa

8/22/2005 11:28 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

hey maitha! thanks for the links, checking them out...

8/23/2005 6:40 PM  

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