December 1

State Plans to Police Solar Industry with Tough Rules in Kenya

By Macharia Kamau

The government plans to widen surveillance of the solar industry. The move has seen the State introduce new requirements for industry players including technicians, manufacturers of equipment and traders.

This is even as the use of the cleaner source of electricity grows in Kenya and starts emerging as a key competitor to the traditional sources.

The increase in the use of solar energy is seen in the growth and amount generated and fed into the national electricity grid, including from State-owned Garissa Solar Plant.

Photo courtesy of David Monje.

Source: The Standard (link opens in a new window)

energy access, governance, solar