Renewable Energy Experts Meet in Nairobi

Renewable Energy Experts Meet in NairobiRenewable Energy Experts Meet in Nairobi

More than 500 leading renewable energy experts are taking part in the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference which opened on October first in Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency, the two-day conference aims to boost electricity access through the development of off-grid renewable, Trade Arabia reported. Today, roughly 15% of the world’s population lives without electricity, but off-grid solutions can provide an estimated 60% of the additional generation needed to achieve universal access. “Access to electricity is a central building block for socio-economic development. It empowers communities to increase income and productivity, gain access to healthcare and education, enhance water and food security, and improve general well-being,” said Irena director-general Adnan Z. Amin. "Thankfully, a confluence of factors including cost declines and technology innovations, are making it more possible than ever to achieve universal electricity access through off-grid renewables," stated Amin. "Kenya is committed to ensuring universal access to energy by 2020. This will be achieved through exploitation of the locally available energy sources including off-grid solutions," said cabinet secretary Charles Keter.


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