Technology Trends, Kenya

  • Solar building regulations in Kenya face legal challenge

    ]]Even after a transition period of more than five years, Kenya’s Solar Water Heating Regulations 2012 continue to be challenged. This May, a property developer filed a lawsuit, questioning their legality. They took effect on 25 November 2017, but their enforcement was...

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    Solar showers for displaced people and refugees

    The UN Refugee Agency has begun ordering solar water heaters to improve the sanitary conditions in Ugandan refugee camps. The news ties in neatly with the first conference on Energy for Displaced People: A Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of...
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  • Frontrunner in Solar Obligations in Africa

    The government of the East-African country approved the so-called Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2012, which were gazetted on 25 May that year. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is implementing a number of measures to support the implementation of the ordinance. ...
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  • Cost-Effective Use of Solar Energy in East African Horticulture (2013)

    This brochure was published by the Consortium Green Farming, which consists of 25 Dutch companies active in the horticulture technologies and provides support to development projects in East Africa. The brochure is focusing on the demonstration project “Green Dutch Energy Solution; solar-...

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  • Tisun: One Machine to Make Complete Solar Absorbers

    The new absorber production unit at Austrian collector and tank manufacturer Tisun has turned out to be a success: Since October 2011, the Pulsspeed Bender forms the meander pipe, while welding it simultaneously to the absorber plate - and then soldering it to the manifolds. The machine...

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  • Kenya: Regulation Increases Solar Water Heater Uptake

    Although Kenya’s Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2010 have not yet come into force officially, they have already had an effect on the market. The draft of the regulation says that, “within a period of five years from the date of when these regulations come into force, all owners of...

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  • Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    The Canadian company Solartron Energy Systems installed the first nine Solarbeam Concentrator collectors. The subsidiary of the Canadian company EG Energy Controls was founded two years ago, to launch and market the medium temperature parabolic collector that provides solar hot water up to...

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  • Austria: Clinched Aluminium-Copper Absorber with omega-form Sheet

    New absorber production process: The so-called Omega absorbers by Austrian company Estec Energiespartechnik Süd consist of coated aluminium plates, harp-type copper pipes and omega-form aluminium sheets. In order to join plate and sheet, the company uses an entirely automated clinching...

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  • Bending Machines for Serpentine Absorbers – an Overview

    Figure of a bending machine for serpentine absorbers: the bending head is situated in the middle of a horizontal table – in some cases supported by a sliding block to obtain the best bending angle.
    Photo: SMI

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