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Myclimate - Kenia (West)

Resource Efficiency and Waste Management for Off-grid Solar Products in Kenya

Contract: 2018.03
Resource Efficiency

Resource Efficiency and Waste Management for Off-grid Solar Products
in Kenya

Project Type:

Pilot Project

Technology:

Resource Efficiency

Country:

Kenya

Project State:

Ongoing

Project Start:

April 2018

End of Project:

Planned 2020

Partner:

Foundation Myclimate, Zurich, www.myclimate.org, Tobias Hoeck

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Swiss Contribution

The project’s lead partner and coordinator is the Swiss non-profit myclimate (MYC) Foundation. This ETH spin-off is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. myclimate focuses primarily on national and international climate protection projects.

Description

Kenya is one of the largest markets for off-grid solar products and shows the highest growth rates in Africa. This project will tackle the issues related to electronic waste from off-grid solar products in collaboration with the local distributor Solibrium, a social enterprise located in Kakamega, Western Kenya. The main project goals are the lifetime extension of off-grid solar products and the introduction of economic viable business models for waste management and the recycling of solar home systems.