EcoFlow to headline Africa solar summit in Nairobi

The two day event takes place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre

In Summary
  • Renewable energy presently accounts for 73 percent of the installed power production capacity in Kenya.
  • Kenya is targeting 100 gigawatts of renewable power by 2040.
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Stakeholders in the solar sector in Africa will from tomorrow showcase the latest technologies at the 8th Solar Africa Exhibition to be held in Nairobi. 

One of the key players exhibiting at the annual event is EcoFlow, an industry leader in portable solar power solutions. 

Since its inception in 2017, EcoFlow has been committed to powering a new world by replacing traditional power sources with renewable power.

"We are thrilled to participate in the Solar Africa Exhibition and showcase our latest energy solutions to potential customers and partners in Kenya'', EcoFlow's Joy Wu said.

She adds that their products are designed to meet the energy needs of individuals, households and businesses.

The exhibition is coming at a time Kenya is focused on its green energy agenda. 

The country has made considerable progress in extending access to cheap, clean energy for everybody, increasing access to electricity from 30 per cent in 2013 to over 80 per cent by 2022, yet around 18 million people remain without access to power.

Renewable energy presently accounts for 73 percent of the installed power production capacity in Kenya.

According to the Ministry of Energy,  Kenya has set a bold and ambitious target to have 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity of power produced from renewable sources by 2040.

According to a recent report, the East African nation's rooftop commercial and industrial solar power capacity would reach 100 MW by the end of 2023.

The government is actively striving to reach this goal by transitioning Kenya's largest users of firewood, including schools, hospitals, and prisons, to renewable energy.

A recent substantial government move to reintroduce VAT exemptions would boost the increasing acceptance of solar goods and considerably contribute towards the country's goal of achieving universal access to power.

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