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Sun Exchange and Powerhive plan to bring solar power to 175,000 Kenyans

The company has developed a tool which uses google earth and finds a specific location for the site.


Devdiscourse news desk Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 08:07 IST Kenya
Sun Exchange and Powerhive plan to bring solar power to 175,000 Kenyans
  • The company has developed a tool which uses google earth and finds a specific location for the site. (Image credit: Twiiter)

Sun Exchange a solar micro-leasing marketplace and Powerhive, rural mini-grid solutions have partnered to bring solar power into the homes of almost 175000 Kenyans.

Abe Cambridge the founder of Sun Exchange said that its goal is to connect people to the sun and in order to do this there is no powerful way than to connect people with the solar technology. In 2017 & 2018 Sun Exchange member carried out a survey and came to know that solar powered mini and microgrids are the most desired project. It is since then that they have been trying to identify an ideal project partner and they are happy now that they have found one.

"Bringing clean power would help the communities to achieve greater social environmental and economic impact than anything else. Also located in the equatorial region Kenya has a very suitable condition for implementation of solar projects but still there are communities who are deprived of the basic electricity facilities. Thus as such implementation of such projects would lead to developing conditions within the community", the founder said, as per News Now.

The company has developed a tool which uses google earth and finds a specific location for the site.

The company also will give training to the local communities to maintain the solar panels thus ensuring the sustainability of the project.

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