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  • UNDP Launches Innovation Competition for Off-Grid Solar

    Posted on :Tuesday , 16th August 2022

    Through its Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is launching an innovation course in off-grid solar financing. The initiative aims to accelerate access to electricity in East Africa.


    The CAP Financial Innovation Challenge is open until 31 August 2022. It is an initiative of the Climate Aggregation Platform (CAP) of the United Na. . .

  • Construction of the Kisumu Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Kenya (40 Mwp)

    Posted on :Tuesday , 16th August 2022

    While Kenya has an installed capacity of 2,819 MW, 749 MW of which is produced from fossil fuels, the East African country is counting on the Kisumu solar PV power plant with a capacity of 40 Mc to diversify its electricity mix. The implementation of this project, which will follow in the next few days, has the approval of the Kenyan authorities.


    In Kenya, work on the Kisumu . . .

  • KENYA: EDFI And Oikocredit Invest $8 Million in Solar Panda’s Solar Kits

    Posted on :Tuesday , 19th July 2022

    Canadian company Solar Panda is securing USD 8 million for its expansion in Kenya. The funds were raised in a Series A round involving the European Union (EU)-funded Electrification Finance Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) and Oikocredit, an impact investor based in Utrecht, Netherlands.


    The Electrification Finance Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) supports rural electrification in Keny. . .

  • KENYA: CFAO Invests In Ofgen And Enters the Solar C&I Market

    Posted on :Tuesday , 19th July 2022

    Ofgen welcomes a new investor. It is CFAO Kenya, the subsidiary of the Corporation for Africa and Overseas (CFAO) group, based in Sevres, France. It is a long-standing partnership that is being strengthened as Ofgen has installed rooftop solar power plants to supply 6 CFAO group offices, 4 in Kenya and 2 in Uganda. CFAO did not specify the value of its investment.


    But it will. . .

  • KENYA: Green Buildings Save $5 Million On Energy Consumption

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd June 2022

    Kenya is making progress in building green. According to a report published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group’s subsidiary, buildings certified as Edge (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) save at least US$5 million (Kshs 585 million) on their electricity bills each year.


    Specifically, these buildings are being . . .


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