Our Work in Kenya

 

In August 2016, SkyPower Cares launched a pilot program to gift SkyPower Home solar systems to Kenyan families in rural households who have little opportunity to access electricity.


This is SkyPower’s way of helping to:

    • Improve the quality of life for Kenyan families who need it most.
    • Reduce or eliminate the need for dangerous, polluting and expensive kerosene lamps.
    • Increase the number of hours available for students to do homework, teachers to prepare for class,
      entrepreneurs to develop their businesses and families to spend time together.
    • Improve safety for children and women by providing light at night.
    • Contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly
      Goal 7: Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

 

Over 1 billion people around the world live without access to basic electricity, meaning twilight marks the end of their day and their time in darkness begins. Today we’re taking a step forward to change that. By bringing high-quality, clean solar energy to people in Kenya who need it the most, we’re proving that we can do well and do good. – Kerry Adler, President and Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower

Being a leader in clean energy is a fundamental part of SkyPower’s DNA. With the inaugural lighting of manyattas in rural Kenya today, we’re proud to extend home solar energy systems to the people in Kenya who have a very remote opportunity to be able to access any form of electricity in the near future. – Charles Cohen, Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial Strategy & Development at SkyPower

 

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The first SkyPower Home solar systems were gifted to Maasai families who live in Manyattas (a term used to describe Maasai homesteads) in a rural area south of Nairobi.


Each SkyPower Home solar system is made from the highest-quality materials, is backed by a comprehensive warranty, and contains:

      • one solar panel
      • two LED bulbs
      • a torch
      • USB charging capabilities for cell phones and other devices
      • a solar-powered radio
      • an operations manual

This pilot program is part of our larger initiative to gift 2 million home solar systems as part of the landmark agreement between the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and SkyPower to develop, build, own and operate 2 GW of world-class, utility-scale solar projects across Kenya, which will be built over the next five years.

Visit our press release to learn more…

 


 

LATEST NEWS
SkyPower brings solar light to Manyattas in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA, August 19, 2016 – SkyPower is proud to announce the launch of the pilot program to gift home solar systems to Kenyan families in rural households without access to electricity. The first home solar systems were distributed today in the region of Kajiado West, a rural area south of Nairobi that is home to many Maasai families. These solar systems were gifted to families living in manyattas (a term used to describe Maasai homesteads), identified by community elders for the pilot program.

 

UN Global Compact recognizes SkyPower Founder and Chief Executive Officer as a 2016 Local SDG Pioneer

NEW YORK, USA,  June 22,  2016 -Today at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 in New York, Kerry Adler, founder and CEO of SkyPower, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers. Mr. Adler was recognized for his efforts that align with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action.

 

Leading global solar developer SkyPower becomes a Climate Bonds Partner

TORONTO, CANADA, February 22, 2016 – We are proud to announce that SkyPower, the largest and one of the most successful developers of utility-scale solar energy projects in the world, has agreed to become a Climate Bonds Partner.

 

SkyPower to donate two million home solar kits in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA, July 28, 2015, SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar projects, recently signed a landmark US $2.2 billion agreement with the Government of Kenya during the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit to develop 1 GW of solar projects. As part of this historic moment for Kenya, SkyPower is pleased to announce it will be gifting two million SkyPower Home solar kits to people of Kenya.

 

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