Monday, February 19, 2018
Off to the counties- PS, Charles Sunkuli flagging off the clean energy consignement to different regions of the country as the project manager of Low Emission, Dr. Harun Warui looks on

Off to the counties- PS, Charles Sunkuli flagging off the clean energy consignement to different regions of the country as the project manager of Low Emission, Dr. Harun Warui looks on

The country’s economy could be dramatically boosted if the percentage of solar energy is significantly harnessed for commercial and domestic applications, Environment Principal Secretary Mr. Charles Sunkuli has said.

He observed that Kenya is stepping up efforts to propagate the use of renewable energy that will mitigate vagaries of climate change in the country whose economy depends on climate sensitive sectors.

The PS regretted that the percentage of solar energy harnessed for commercial and domestic use was insignificant despite the country receiving solar radiation all year round. This, he added is estimated at 4-6 kWh/hr/m2 per day that is adequate for both lighting and heating.

Mr. Sunkuli was speaking today when he flagged off solar equipment that will be used for training in 10 (ten) Technical Training Institutes across the country in an effort to propagate use of renewable energy.

He noted that Kenya has prioritized the deployment of clean and efficient energy technologies in its nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change submitted in the run-up to the land mark France Conference in 2015, where nations agreed to cut down on their green house gases emission.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has supported the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development project for over Ksh. 700 million, part of which is used for training and infrastructure. The solar installation training will be conducted in Technical Training Institutes spread in Nyanza, Eastern, North Eastern, Central, Western, Coast and Nairobi regions.

A training manual on installation, maintenance and repair of Solar photovoltaic and water heating has been developed through stakeholder consultations. Already sixty (60) trainers have been inducted through Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with other organizations.

Mr. Sunkuli expressed confidence that through such training Kenya will achieve its long term goal of transformative and sustainable climate resilient economic growth.

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PS, Environment, Charles Sunkuli inspecting part of the clean energy consignment as Mr. Kanyanya from USAID and Dr. Harun Warui, Project manager, Low Emission look on

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