Solar Energy East Africa congress

The Solar Energy East Africa will hold a complimentary workshop for commercial and industry power users power as part of  the  Solar  Energy  East  Africa  congress  on  3 ­ 4  March 2015  at  the  Intercontinental  in  Nairobi.

Through the Kenya Flower Council, Members will get complimentary passes to attend (limited to one per company and on a first come first served basis with 50 seats available for the workshop).

The  workshop will feature  case  studies from  businesses who have already Installed solar on their facilities, input from the government  on Incentives available and  Q&A with the  country’s  leading solar companies on how to assess solar proposals and work out the economics for different businesses.

Understanding the different business models and grants available as well as being able to differentiate between different solar companies and the systems they offer is of key importance to the power consumers who may  be unfamiliar with solar as an energy choice and how the economics compare to grid power and diesel  generators.

The Kenyan Energy Regulatory Commission in partnership with UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have recently launched a training scheme to ensure that the labour force is sufficiently trained to ensure high quality  installations.  In conjunction with this, the Agence Francaise de Developpement (French Development Agency) has also launched a fund to provide financial support commercial and industrial power users looking at renewable energy and energy efficiency and process improvement towards carbon reduction.

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