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Offgrid - Kenya

Innovative Solar PV Mini-grid with Circular Economy Hub and Community Empowerment

 Contract: 2019.03
Photovoltaics

Innovative Solar PV Mini-grid with Circular Economy Hub and Community Empowerment

Project Type :

Pilot Project

 

Technology :

Photovoltaics

Country :

Kenya

 

Project Status :

Ongoing

Project Start :

April 2019

 

End of Project :

Planned 2020

Partners :

Offgrid.ch, Grimentz, www.offgrid.ch, Pablo Muñoz

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Swiss Contribution

Offgrid is an engineering company specialized in energy issues, with a major focus on autonomous off-grid systems, powered by renewable energies. The company attaches great importance to its implementation and operation of robust and reliable systems. Offgrid has many years of experience in the fields of hybrid photovoltaic systems, energy storage, power electronics and automation.

Description

As part of this project, Offgrid will partner with specialist partner companies, such as Studer Innotec SA, Trama Tecno Ambiental (TTA), the NGO TESE, and SESMA Kenya Ltd in Hurri Hills, in creating a photovoltaic-powered village network with a small business development center. The project approach is demand-driven while aiming to connect private households to the mini-grid, to build a local value chain and to improve local livelihoods by creating new income opportunities.  

The innovative monitoring platform continuously provides users and operators with information on energy availability and current kWh costs, with the goals of keeping energy costs low by optimizing energy storage and energy management.