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Kenya

Solar Market Outlook in Kenya

There is an ongoing debate in Kenya’s energy sector because of the growing shift towards solar energy. The leading electricity distributor in Kenya has cited a decrease in revenue as more consumers and businesses are shifting towards solar power.

The proponents of solar energy continue to champion the benefits of this renewable energy source and consumers are shifting to solar power generation, which continues to eat further into the traditional electric distributors’ profits. The high cost of electricity and taxes are the primary motivation to consider renewable energy as an alternative source. As of now, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority in Kenya has reported that solar energy accounts for 1% of the country’s current electricity mix. And yet, the country’s location in the equatorial zone means that it has high potential for solar energy. Solar is, therefore, looked at as a viable energy source and as part of the effort to achieve carbon emission goals. Despite having the highest exposure to the sun, Kenya is the most underdeveloped in terms of solar PV capacity. The wider adoption of solar energy will require education and training to succeed. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Kenya

There is a lack of domestic suppliers and distributors of solar power equipment. They rely on the importation of these supplies from global and online suppliers and distributors. 

Top  Major Seaports & Logistics in Kenya

There are plenty of commercial ports in Kenya wherein solar equipment can be transported. Some of them include

  • the Port of Shimoni,
  • Kilindini Harbor,
  • Port Tudor,
  • Port Reitz, Port of Kiunga,
  • Port of Lamu,
  • Port of Mombasa, 
  • Port of Mbaraki.

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Monitoring

What is a Solar Inverter-Monitoring system?

Solar Inverter-Monitoring system is an additional device attached to the inverters to check the performance of individual panels or modules. These are smart devices that can calculate and monitor the performance all day.

These smart monitoring systems calculate the power consumption by the load and by the monitor itself. The data can be accessed using smartphones or computers.

Where are Solar Inverter-Monitors used?

For maximum power output and stability of the system, these monitoring systems are used in the Solar Inverters to monitor the performance of the panels, modules, and arrays. Solar Inverter Monitors are useful in detecting faults and reduced power outputs from individual panels.

Monitors might now find much application in domestic Solar Roofs, but in large Solar plants, they are extremely important for calculating and measuring the output from each segment.

Advantage of Solar Inverter-Monitors

  • The Solar Inverter monitors can help in understanding the behaviour and performance of the Solar systems and store the data locally or onto the cloud. These systems can also transmit the data over the network for real time monitoring. 
  • Safety is one more advantage of monitoring systems. They can let the operators know about any inconsistencies to help cope with the hazardous situations.
  • The operational cost can be reudec by monitoring and optimizing the power output from the system.

How does a Solar Inverter-Monitoring system work?

Solar Inverters convert the DC to AC and store the monitoring data on the cloud for better monitoring and optimization. Any power drop or voltage irregularities are monitored to rectify immediately.

What are some major brands of Solar Inverter-Monitoring?

These are the top brands producing smart monitoring devices to be used with Solar power productions. 

  • ENPHASE ENERGY
  • ABB Monitoring and communication
  • SUNNY PORTAL (SMA)
  • CONEXT (Schneider Electric)
  • SOLAR WEB (FRONIUS)

Wholesalers

Solar Products Wholesalers 

Wholesaling refers to buying some products or goods directly from its manufacturer usually at a discount and then reselling it to the retailers for a comparatively higher cost than the original. Basically, wholesalers handle products and package them in small quantities and then sell them to retail customers, either for commercial or personal use. 

Many industries have wholesalers, and that will not skip the solar industries. Nowadays, many solar wholesale stores/firms are operating across the globe, making it much easier for retailers to go solar. Sometimes retailers find it hard to reach direct manufacturers of solar products because some companies do not have their solar stores/shops in public, with that they are not also offering solar products per piece. Through wholesale solar stores/shops, these individuals can easily buy the solar products that they need to replace or maintain their solar systems. 

If you are in need of solar product suppliers for an individual purpose, you may visit some solar outsourcing marketplace to get an updated list of solar wholesalers near your location. There are many solar platforms that provide enough information and data about the solar industry in your region, including all the reliable solar wholesalers in town.

Kenya

Solar Market Outlook in Kenya

There is an ongoing debate in Kenya’s energy sector because of the growing shift towards solar energy. The leading electricity distributor in Kenya has cited a decrease in revenue as more consumers and businesses are shifting towards solar power.

The proponents of solar energy continue to champion the benefits of this renewable energy source and consumers are shifting to solar power generation, which continues to eat further into the traditional electric distributors’ profits. The high cost of electricity and taxes are the primary motivation to consider renewable energy as an alternative source. As of now, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority in Kenya has reported that solar energy accounts for 1% of the country’s current electricity mix. And yet, the country’s location in the equatorial zone means that it has high potential for solar energy. Solar is, therefore, looked at as a viable energy source and as part of the effort to achieve carbon emission goals. Despite having the highest exposure to the sun, Kenya is the most underdeveloped in terms of solar PV capacity. The wider adoption of solar energy will require education and training to succeed. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Kenya

There is a lack of domestic suppliers and distributors of solar power equipment. They rely on the importation of these supplies from global and online suppliers and distributors. 

Top  Major Seaports & Logistics in Kenya

There are plenty of commercial ports in Kenya wherein solar equipment can be transported. Some of them include

  • the Port of Shimoni,
  • Kilindini Harbor,
  • Port Tudor,
  • Port Reitz, Port of Kiunga,
  • Port of Lamu,
  • Port of Mombasa, 
  • Port of Mbaraki.