Kenya Allocates $4.6m for Solar Kits and Improved Stoves in Kenya

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Kenya, through the off-grid solar access project (KOSAP), has allocated $4.6 million to 19 companies providing energy solutions to populations to distribute 165,000 solar kits and 85,000 improved stoves to populations in 14 counties.

Ten of the 19 companies offer solar home installations and 9 distribute clean cooking solutions will benefit from the funding, Agence Ecofin reported yesterday.

With this funding, companies will be able to feed their stock and implement the appropriate marketing and distribution strategies to reach the greatest number of customers, the reported said.

Distributors of solar home installations have received 300 million shillings which will enable them to provide around 165,000 kits.

The remaining 200 million shillings went to the benefit of the distributors of improved stoves who will have to supply about 85,000 of this equipment to households.

Scheduled to be implemented over five years, KOSAP will facilitate the access of 250,000 households to solar solutions and 150,000 households to ecological cooking equipment.

About 4.7 billion additional shillings are planned to be made available to companies active in this sector under the program, the report quoted CapitalFM website. The total project envelope is 15 billion shillings.

By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

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