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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Kenya


Overseas Development Institute


1 January 2016

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched by the Department for International Development. The authors conclude the “Kenyan market for off-grid solar technology is far more advanced than it is in most other African countries and there is a good enabling environment. The market can be accelerated through greater capital finance for practitioners, a more specific government focus at national and local level and by ensuring that successes in the West of the country can be extended into new regions and to low income consumers. Concerns that solar home kit giveaways as part of state-backed infrastructure projects may undermine the market must be addressed.”