Kenya Connects 4,100 Remote Schools with Solar PVs
Kenya has connected more than 4,100 schools to photovoltaic solar systems as part of a digital learning effort that depends on making tablet devices available to primary students across the country.
“Under the project, a total of 22,249 schools have been connected to power, with 18,074 of those being connected using grid extension, while another 4,175 have been powered by solar PV systems in areas far away from grid power lines,” Renewable Energy World reports, citing a release from the country’s Rural Electrification Authority (REA).
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In a separate initiative, the REA began construction on a 55-MW solar plant in northern Kenya, “to light up the remote region bordering Somalia and connect it to the national grid,” notes freelance correspondent Maina Waruru. “Under the project, some 210,210 solar panels of 260 watts each will be used to guarantee residents in the region a stable source of renewable energy.”