An important delegation from the Rural Electrification Authority Kenya visited Germany and RAACH SOLAR was invited by the German Solar Industry Association (BSW) and the German–African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) to be part of the meeting.
In 2016, 40% of the Kenyan population had access to electricity, whereas only 5% do have access in rural areas. The target of the Kenyan Government is the full electrification of the rural areas by the year 2020. Solar powered village power supply systems, so called “AC mini-grids” can play an important role in this electrification process. REA was founded in the year 2007 and focuses especially on the development of solar power. In the years 2016 and 2017 about 23 greenfield mini grids will be tendered and financed by the Worldbank, others will follow and be financed by the KfW in cooperation with the GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH).
RAACH SOLAR’s presence in the meeting and in Kenya is part of its long term strategy for East Africa as consulting company and turn key solar system provider.