SOLAR ENERGY & THE SOLAR REVOLUTION

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

The solar revolution might have started a couple of years ago but it is quite evident that momentum has been attained as multitudes of Kenyans embrace green energy to counter the national grid. The high cost of electricity in Kenya coupled with regular power blackouts has necessitated this move. Apparently, the burden of high electricity costs dumped to consumers has been engineered by monopoly in supply and greedy dealers who produce electricity and sell it at a highly inflated cost to the national grid in a cartel operative style. The recent discovery and exploitation of oil in Turkana is deemed as a big disappointment to the citizenry who expected to benefit from reduced electricity tariffs as is the case in other oil-producing countries.

solar revolution
                                                                         A heavy domestic solar installation

ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN SOLAR CONNECTIVITY

It costs approximately Ksh 35,000 (EUR 318.18) to connect to the national grid and about 0.1145 EUR equivalent per kWh of electricity service. These are relatively high costs that pose a major obstacle to the expansion of electricity connections to low-income households and small businesses, which can therefore benefit from decentralized alternative sources of energy, such as solar. Also according to the Kenya National Electrification Strategy 2018, out of the 10.8 million households to be electrified, 9.7 are within the 15km of the existing grid network while 1.1 million are 15km or further from the main grid and are best served by off-grid energy.

Indeed, lots of business entities in the private sector dealing in solar energy and solar products have come up with suitable solar bundles to suit homes, and almost every consumer can get customization of gadgets according to their needs, gadgets and usage. With proper advice from authorized solar engineers, potential consumers can easily have these gadgets delivered to their doorsteps and installed on their property within a short time as compared to the long, tedious and expensive process of getting connected to the national grid.

solar revolution
Domestic solar gadgets sold as a bundle

SOLAR ENERGY REQUIRES THE ACQUISITION OF SOME COMPATIBLE BASIC GADGETS

The estimation given by solar experts for a two-bedroom house with a television set, refrigerator, computer, and ten bulbs is approximately  300 continuous watts. It is however important to note that each user is unique as everyone has different electric gadgets with some consumers needing more wattage to utilize their gadgets. It is also important to note that while it’s cheaper to generate your own electricity as in the case of solar energy, there will be some gadgets that will need to be substituted by newer gadgets that are compatible with solar and this will include iron boxes and water pumps.

One can not use the traditional electric iron boxes and water pumps with low wattage solar but luckily, some manufacturers have come out with DC cookers, iron boxes and water pumps that are compatible. For one to get connected, the basic gadgets will include Solar panels to harvest the energy, solar inverter and charger to redirect the energy to a storing point in which case, this will be Solar batteries that store the captured energy and relay to the utilities. Water heating usually requires a separate system and is highly recommended so as to cut costs of heating water via the national grid.

Leave Comments

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Frenki deJong- wanted by tuchel

TUCHEL AND KLOPP WARY OF PEP

TUCHEL AND KLOPP ARE GOING FOR THE BEST TO COUNTER CITY FRENKIE DE JONG COULD TASTE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL WITH CHELSEA CUCURELLA’S MOVE TO STAMFORD

Read More »

EXPLORE MORE NEWS

3 MORE MONTHS FOR JAH CURE

Jamaican star, Jah Cure was remanded back into custody in Amsterdam last week Monday and will likely stay behind bars for approximately 3 more months.

Read More »
Frenkie de jong- Man United wish list

MAN UNITED AT CROSSROADS

MAN UNITED FRENKIE DE JONG PURSUIT BOOSTED UNITED FACE BRIGHTON THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON LEROY SANE MIGHT BE AVAILABLE FOR UNITED SESKO UNAVAILABLE TILL NEXT SEASON

Read More »
Joe Biden in Jeddah

SAUDI ARABIA REFORMS ON TRACK

Saudi Arabia reforms have drawn huge international interest, especially from would-be investors, who wish to see a more liberal Kingdom embracing positive change. The Saudi

Read More »
Mike Sonko

THIS MAN SONKO

Mike Sonko once served as a member of parliament Impeached as Nairobi Governor in a plan he claims was hatched by the president Flashy lifestyle

Read More »

MBAPPE’S TRANSFER DILEMMA

Mbappe’s transfer dilemma seems to have reached a dead end. It’s no secret that Kylian Mbappe wants to play for Real Madrid. The famous picture

Read More »
Ethiopian Air mishap

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES MISHAP

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES IS THE BIGGEST AFRICAN CARRIER CREW HAS BEEN SUSPENDED PENDING INVESTIGATIONS INCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN A RESULT OF AIRLINE OVERWORKING CREW Two pilots

Read More »
Uganda Airlines

UGANDA AIRLINES BOSS UNDER PROBE

SHE HAS 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE JENNIFER BAMUTARAKI HAS NO POST-GRADUATE TRAINING IN ADMINISTRATION SOURCES ARE POINTING AT A POLITICAL GODFATHER A parliamentary committee found

Read More »

LONDON HIT BY FLOODS

Heavy rainfall has pounded London forcing two East London health facilities to ask patients to stay away as their emergency departments were heavily affected on

Read More »
The Rock

THE PHENOMINAL ROCK

POSSIBLY THE HIGHEST PAID ACTOR IN THE WORLD MADE A FORTUNE FROM BOTH WRESTLING AND ACTING THE ROCK HOLDS DUAL CITIZENSHIP HAS HIS OWN MOVIE

Read More »

BARCELONA IN THE RED

Four seasons ago, four months after Barcelona’s historic 6-1 comeback in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, PSG took revenge by seizing the engineer

Read More »
Green industrialization

GREEN INDUSTRIALIZATION

NIGERIA AND ANGOLA ON THE SPOTLIGHT OIL ,COAL AND NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING SOLAR ,WIND ENERGY AND AFFORESTATION ARE KEY TO GREEN

Read More »
marijuana

MARIJUANA TO BE LEGALIZED IN GERMANY

Party leaders in Germany’s incoming government coalition have reached an agreement to legalize marijuana nationwide. The legalization legislation is expected to be introduced during the

Read More »

HOPE FOR NORTHERN WHITE RHINO

Three more northern white rhino embryos and greater diversity! On July 9th, the scientists and conservationists of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (BioRescue),

Read More »
Ernest Wilson

ERNEST WILSON DIES AT 69

Ernest Wilson, a founding member of the “Clarendonians“, died on Tuesday at the Kingston Public Hospital, his son Michael Wilson confirmed to the press. He

Read More »

ample Article

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum risus nibh, interdum vel venenatis eu, faucibus sit amet ipsum. Aenean fermentum elit a sagittis suscipit.

Read More »
Frenki deJong- wanted by tuchel

TUCHEL AND KLOPP WARY OF PEP

TUCHEL AND KLOPP ARE GOING FOR THE BEST TO COUNTER CITY FRENKIE DE JONG COULD TASTE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL WITH CHELSEA CUCURELLA’S MOVE TO STAMFORD

Read More »
Babu wanyonyi

BABU THE HUMAN OCTOPUS

BABU THE HUMAN OCTOPUS IS ALWAYS NEUTRAL BOOKMAKERS ARE SCARED OF BABU’S ACCURACY ARSENAL FANS NEVER TRUST BABU AND THEY DO SO UNFAIRLY BABU IS

Read More »
Darwin Nunez- Premier league

THE PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 2

THE PREMIER LEAGUE ENTERED ITS SECOND WEEK LIVERPOOL’S PROBLEM IS BASED ON INJURIES TUCHEL UNDER FA PROBE MAN UNITED TRAILING ON THE TABLE   The

Read More »