A recent 10 Kw Solar System installation with Lithium Ion Batteries in Kenya (Kisumu County)
Here’s How Going Solar Pays for Itself in Kenya
Going solar in Kenya is one of the single best investments you can make. Why? It starts paying for itself right away, and it rescues you from decades of wasted money you’d have to pay on your electricity bill. Best of all, it lets you own the source of your electricity!
Nearly 50 percent of your energy bill in Kenya is padded with extra charges and taxes.
Check out the 7 charges below you can avoid paying by switching to solar in Kenya:
1. Think about not having to pay VAT every month on your electric bill.
2. Think about not having to pay a Fuel Energy Charge every month on your electric bill.
3. Think about not having to pay a Forex Charge every month on your electric bill.
4. Think about not having to pay an EPRA Charge every month on your electric bill.
5. Think about not having to pay a WARMA Charge every month on your electric bill.
6. Think about not having to pay a REP Charge every month on your electric bill.
7. And finally think about not having to pay an Inflation adjustment Charge every month on your electric bill.
How Going Solar Pays for Itself in Kenya
Solar pays for itself with the money you save on your energy bill. The above 7 extra monthly charges could go towards your savings or paying off your solar system.
Why pay good money for bad services? Constant power blackouts, over billing, back dated bills and surprise power bills are digging a hole in the pockets of Kenyans.
Due to inflation and rising fuel prices, your power bill in Kenya will never reduce it will continue rising.
While those who opted to go solar will enjoy constant, stable, predictable or zero energy costs pretty much power on their own terms.
Just like the landlord you pay rent to, the energy company in Kenya decides what rates they want you to pay them and you have no choice but to pay the inflated bills since you don’t own your own power plant.
Your bill from the energy company can never be paid off, it will keep rising every month or year and you can never be protected from the higher costs.
The good news is by going solar your rate is fixed for 25 years with no extra charges. Kind of like living in a house rent free.
In conclusion here are some numbers to run by you.
The average household in Kenya will spend Ksh 1.7 to 2.1 million over 20 to 25 years in electricity bills. 25 years is the average lifespan of a solar panel.
Think about how much money you would have saved if you switched to solar today in Kenya.
Contact PowerAfricaSolar today get started on installing your solar system.
Why Your Solar System Doesn’t Work or Last Through The Night In Kenya
Here’s Why Your Solar System Doesn’t Work or Last Through The Night In Kenya.
Learn How Long It Takes Solar Panels To Charge a Battery in Kenya
Most mono crystalline solar panels in Kenya can charge batteries within five to eight hours due to the abundant sunshine throughout the year in most parts of the country
The estimated solar potential in Kenya is almost 15000 MW. At the moment the installed capacity is more than 100 MW with the largest installation being Garissa Solar with 55MW installed capacity. The uptake of solar power in Kenya has been due to several factors such as cheaper technology for solar panels, abundant supply of panels, over-reliance and costliness of fossil fuels and the unstable nature of both hydro and wind power generation therefore solar power is now Kenya’s next frontier for renewable energy. Solar batteries store the energy that is collected from your solar panels. The higher your battery’s capacity, the more solar energy it can store. In order to use batteries as part of your solar installation, you need solar panels, a charge controller, and an inverter.
Determining How Long It Takes Solar Panels To Charge a Battery in Kenya
Solar energy is a cost-effective way to ensure universal electricity coverage, especially in the arid and semi-arid areas, in Kenya. If you have a 200ah battery, only 80% of that is usable due to depletion limitations, so you really only have 160 amp-hours of energy to draw on. If you learn that you typically can last two days with energy from that battery, that means you consume 80 amp hours a day. Total charging time depends on the weather, as well as state and type of battery. If a battery is completely drained, a panel can typically charge the battery within five to eight hours. Read: 3 Types Of Solar Batteries Available In Kenya
The Best Time Solar Panels Charge Batteries in Kenya
Kenya is arguably the world leader in the number of solar power systems installed per capita. The total recharging time varies depending on the state of a battery. If a battery is totally drained, a solar panel can energize the cells within five to eight hours. The position of the sun in the sky can impact a panel’s charging speed. When sunlight shines directly on a panel in the middle of summer, the charging speed will be faster. Charging cycles are slower on cloudy days. Read: Does Solar Really Work In Kenya? Here’s What You Need to Know
In conclusion Kenya is an ideal location for production of electricity through solar panels due to abundant sunshine throughout the year in most parts of the country. More Kenyans are now turning to solar power every year rather than make connections to the country’s electric grid. This is due to a number of challenges that one faces when connecting to the national grid the first and foremost being costs of such a setup and also the high cost of buying power from the only utility company in the country.
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A recent 3.6 Kw Solar System Installation in Kisumu County, Kenya
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A recent 0.36 Kw Solar System Installation in Busia County, Kenya
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