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Strathmore’s SERC awarded a Sh5 Million solar research grant

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CEO of NEST, Prof. A. Abdulrazak (Right) and DVC Academic affairs Strathmore University, Prof. Izael da Silva (Left).

Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) has been  supported by the National Council for Science and Technology- NCST and been awarded a Kshs. 5 million grant.

The funds are earmarked for the facilitation of  a Kerosene Free Kenya pilot project in a selected rural area of about 500 homes in which Solar Home systems will replace the traditional kerosene lamps. The success of this pilot project will assist the stakeholders in rolling out solar home systems on a wider scale for the whole country. The brief event was held at the NCST offices with the CEO of NEST, Prof. A. Abdulrazak  and Prof . Izael da Silva of Strathmore University.

The funds will be used in research, awareness creation, purchase of solar home systems, close monitoring of the project throughout its research period and other logistics necessary to ensure successful implementation. This research project seeks to also ways to assist entrepreneurs and businesses involved in importing/manufacturing and distribution of solar lamps.

 

SERC – Strathmore Energy Research Centre – an initiative of Prof. Izael da Silva, DVC Academic affairs Strathmore University, is mandated to carry out research, training and actual projects on renewable energy – solar, wind, biogas and biodiesel. SERC has partners that include : UNIDO – United Nation Industrial Development Organization, KIRDI Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute, GIZ, National council for Science and Technology – NCST, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources – MEMR, Ministry of Energy – MoE and the Brazilian Embassy

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