Did you that in Kenya, only 25.54% of its energy is non-renewable. This means that in the next two years, Kenya could be 100% powered by green energy, which is in line with the President’s ambition.
Energy consumption in Kenya is expected to increase due to its economic growth, which will be attributed to the demand for energy in the manufacturing industry and an increase in transportation fuel. But through companies such as KenGen, which by the year 2030, they are expected to produce 7200MW from renewable sources. This will then reduce the need for non-renewable energy, which will fill the gap that will be created by the growth of these industries.
With green energy seeming to be the future, the sun is expected to be the largest source of power by the year 2050, this is according to the international energy agency. The demand is so strong, mainly due to the awareness of climate change. Some even say that the limit will be the availability of panels manufactured.
Also, through government support, the Kenya renewable energy sector is expected to grow tremendously. This is because the government has highly insisted on the growth of geothermal resources. There also funds that have been put in place to ensure its actualization. Funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Dutch Development Bank are expected to help in the construction of the Radiant and Eldosol plants, which will be located in Uasin Gishu county. Which will have the capacity to produce 40MW, which will be sold directly to the KPLC.