M-kopa strikes deal for 500,000 photovoltaic solar panels
SEE ALSO :KenGen to manage Garissa solar plantSo far, the firm estimates that it is generating 1.8 megawatts (MW) of off-grid power direct from rooftops across East Africa. Mr Kibati says the additional panels have the potential to push this to 6.6 MW. According to Haijor Kuper, the Managing Director of Solinc, the deal with M-Kopa will see it deepen the belief that local manufacturers can drive Kenya's electronics market. He told the press that the deal will offer potential for his firm to grow and increase employee base above the current 150. "We also appeal to government to offer attractive fiscal regime to spur investment and create local jobs in the solar industry," he said. Kenya continues to push for green energy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Government has been aggressive in connecting more homes to the grid but still there are many who are still off the grid.