OPEN AFRICA POWER Welcoming clean energy leaders of tomorrow

The first edition of Open Africa Power programme started: the opening module took off in Kenya, Strathmore University, on April 9th, 2018.

The programme, created by Enel Foundation in partnership with academia in Italy and Africa, aims to forge a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their countries clean energy future.

The opening module for this flagship training is the beginning of a four-months learning path for 25 African graduates from nine different countries, who will improve their know-how of the electricity sector while engaging in professional development and leadership activities.

Strathmore Energy Research Center (SERC) launched the first Solar Water Pumping Course in East Africa

SERC has partnered with EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Oxfam, International Organization for Migration (IOM)and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to roll out a course on solar water pumping.

Solar water pumps are commonly used to generate water for crop irrigation and domestic
consumption. Agriculture is a key enabler of the economic development in Kenya. The success
of other sectors - like export and manufacturing - is directly intertwined to agriculture.

Strathmore’s T3 Grid Tie Course Students Learn About The Vitals When Implementing Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects

Recently our solar students were joined by Simon Graaff the General Manager of Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) Kenya, to learn more about the intricacies of good practice when it comes to implementing a successful grid-connected solar PV project.


Open Africa Power – Partnership in Education towards Africa’s Clean Energy Future

Africa’s clean energy future is getting momentum as electricity access is accelerating and increasingly coming from renewable sources. However, in 2016, an overwhelming 48% of the African population still lacked access to electricity. Alongside the efforts indicated by IEA to provide electricity for all by 2030, a key element in the race from poverty to prosperity in Africa, is indeed education.

PEER Workshop

Strathmore Energy Research Centre in partnership with USAID under the Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program, organized a two-day workshop for the technical training institutes (TTIs) on solar PV marketing which was held on the 9th and 10th of November 2017 at the Strathmore Business School.



Five things the new government should do to help Kenya meet its energy needs

Without energy there would be no electricity to support the economic, social or political growth of any country. But to make it a real enabler of growth, there needs to be enough of it and it must be clean, affordable and reliable.

Renewable Energy for Industrialization and Job Creation Event

Strathmore Energy Research Centre in partnership with AIESEC In Strathmore and Strathmore Environmental Club are pleased to invite you to the Renewable Energy for Industrialization and Job Creation event. The event will be held at the Strathmore Auditorium on Friday, 6th October 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Biogas Training

 Strathmore Energy Research Center SERC recently organized trainings on biogas. The trainings took place at the Strathmore Business School from 22nd to 26th  May and were conducted in collaboration with SnowLeopard (a leading German company in biogas AD two stage projects), the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), and the Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute (KIRDI) and the Nordic Partner East Africa.

Certified Energy Manager Course

Strathmore Energy Research Centre hosted a Certified Energy Manager training course between 5th and 13th of December 2016. The training was offered by the Association of Energy Professionals East Africa, the only local body accredited by the AEE to conduct CEM training, under the partial sponsorship of GIZ.  

Strathmore University zero-carbon footprint journey

Strathmore University is the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. The genesis for the idea has been three and half years in the making.

Vestas sponsors Marsabit youth SPV T1,T2 Training

Vestas is a wind turbine company headquartered in Denmark with projects in 75 countries. In Kenya, Vestas is a contractor to Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) and will manufacture, transport, install and service the wind park under a 15-year service and availability contract with LTWP.


Training of KTDA Factory Management Team on Energy Management

The Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd. (KTDA) processes tea grown by small-scale farmers. It owns and operates 66 tea processing facilities around the country. Tea production is an energy intensive process with energy costs constituting up to 30% of the total production costs. Energy efficiency is therefore a major opportunity to cut production costs in the tea industry. In addition, the Energy Management Regulations, 2012 mandates designated facilities to put in place management systems to conserve energy.


Strathmore University 600kW Solar PV project wins Private Sector Award

Strathmore University 600kW solar PV project won the Private Sector award in the KAM Renewable Energy...

The Official Launch of the Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa

Energy Professionals in East Africa launch an association that will ensure highest standards of professionalism and efficiency in energy management within the region.

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P.O. Box 59857 00200
City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
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