Option 1: SERC Training Academy & 12 kW solar-wind hybrid nano-grid
The site visit is organised by Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) and will commence with a tour of the SERC Training Academy from 08.30AM to 10.00AM. Thereafter, participants will depart with a bus organised by Strathmore for the Oloishibor Community Energy Project about 1½ hour drive from Nairobi. The bus will drop off the participants at the SERC Training Academy at about 4.00PM.
SERC Training Academy
Participants will learn more about mobile off-grid training kits for small off-grid systems up to 200 W, mobile grid tied system training kits; for grid tied applications; 17 kW Hybrid system centre; a 600 kW grid-tied system.
Olosho-Oibor Community Energy supply
Participants will visit a 12 kW solar-wind hybrid nano-grid supplying power to a school, dispensary, church and some small commercial enterprises
Meeting point & time
SERC Training Academy at 8.30AM, 2nd October 2016.
To express interest in the site visit, kindly contact:
Immaculate Murunga- firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Ronoh - email@example.com
Strathmore Energy Research Centre
Option 2: Kitonyoni solar PV mini-grid
The site visit is organised by University of Southampton Energy and Climate Change Division’s Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and participants will see:
Kitonyoni solar PV mini-grid
The village has since the implementation of the mini-grid seen accelerated development and businesses, a new maternity unit and cooperative micro-financing schemes open to all the community. The cooperative continues to manage the project independently with great success, benefitting over 3,000 people.