Solar Irrigation in Marsabit

This year, the government of Kenya declared a national drought emergency with 23 out of the 47 counties marked. The Northern part of the country was most affected, which also experiences perennial drought.  The drought often threatens both health and local food security. The current situation has left over 2.7 million people food insecure and…

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Kenya Red Cross Chooses Solar Power to Impact the Society

With the perennial drought experienced in the Northern part of our country, most donor communities especially the NGOs respond to this by providing relief food and rehabilitating collapsed boreholes. After the Kenyans for Kenya campaign initiative of 2012, that was led by The Kenya Red Cross, they changed the narrative from giving relief food, to…

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Its Possible to be 100% On Solar

Martin Mbalu always had a dream of owning a restaurant which made him think of converting his home in Kitengela into a restaurant. His wife Mary was very supportive of the idea since she loved cooking. In 2010, Martin and his wife went for a vacation at Ol Tukai Lodge inside the Amboseli National Park.…

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Solar Pumping in Kajiado

Kajiado is a very fertile area with the potential for agriculture. However, a huge part still relies on rain water which is unreliable. Mr. Githinji started farming over year ago in his farm in Kajiado County. His greatest challenge was getting water from the borehole to the Losiani farm which is approximately 12 acres. He…

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Power your home with Solar

Mr. Owuor, a homeowner in Syokimau installed a solar powered pumping system to meet his water needs. He currently has two tanks with a capacity of 70,000 liters and 30,000 liters. He gets a total of 100,000 litres of water in two days which he suppliers his neighborhood at a fee and has over 200…

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Solar Irrigation: Sustainable Farming in Africa

Is solar powered irrigation the answer? Many farmers in Kenya depend on the two rainy seasons in a year to grow their crops.This has been the case for a very long time now, which has resulted in consistent disappointments lately majorly as a result of climatic changes currently being experienced. Rain is no-longer dependable or…

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Introduction to solar energy

Energy is part of our lives and in everything we do. There are different sources of energy such as fossil fuels, oil, gas, petro, diesel, coal and hydro-electric energy which is mostly used in Kenya, we also have geothermal energy which is currently opening up in Kenya. Wind, solar and nuclear, biomass, wave and hydrogen…

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Epicenter Africa Launch/Re-branding In March Last year

Epicenter Africa: Our Journey

Founded on the basis of provision of water and power solutions to the arid and semi-arid areas in Africa, Epicenter Africa endeavors to address the water scarcity, challenging water quality as well as the growing demand for affordable power. Research shows that 17 million Kenyans lack access to clean water. Since its establishment in 2009,…

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