Why the future's electrifying in Kenya

In partnership with Energy 4 Impact (a non-profit organisation helping millions of people across Africa to access energy), we’ve been busy installing solar panels in schools and health clinics across Kenya, to improve health and education.


31 January 2018

Since launching our pioneering pilot, Project Jua, in January, we’ve installed small-scale solar systems in 20 schools and health clinics across 2 of the least developed counties in Kenya: Turkana and Kilifi.

Installation didn’t come without its challenges, though. Engineers had to battle long distances and dodgy roads, and navigate buildings with either poor electrical wiring – or none at all! It was a tricky task but the panels are in place, and it’s exciting to see the difference they’re already making.

It’s wonderful that many “off-grid” communities now have access to renewable electricity. Health clinics can switch on lights and power medical equipment, 24/7. And schools previously reliant on expensive and unsustainable diesel generators, which could only be run for a few hours a day, now light classrooms, and power computer labs connected to the internet – all day long. This has made way for additional classes and study sessions, which we hope will improve the children’s performance at school.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on progress over coming months, to assess the project’s impact. Then we plan to scale it up and reach even more remote communities!

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