Looking for Alternative To Using Generators in Kenya?
Unpredictable and rising electricity costs in Kenya have forced Kenyans to turn to buying generators as a more reliable alternative. However, the surging dollar rate against the shilling is proving to make the switch to generators impractical due to rising oil prices.
Like any generator type, diesel generators have some disadvantages. These include:
Noise: This should be a consideration when selecting a generator. Diesel units can be very noisy, so they’re often placed away from work areas.
Costs: The cost to operate a generator is more than your current electric rate. Since it runs for a relatively short time, the operating cost is not significant. Running one continuously would wear it out because it is not designed for that and there are maintenance costs.
Accessibility: You should keep in mind that fuel may not be accessible during a blackout. You don’t want to find yourself without a power source, so remember to keep a supply of diesel fuel on-hand at all times to avoid disruption to your operation.
Emissions: One of the major drawbacks of diesel generators is that they produce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, and other dangerous exhausts that release into the atmosphere. .
Going solar is just what the doctor ordered to cushion energy consumers in Kenya against the unreliable and increasingly expensive energy costs in Kenya.
The Green Energy Alternative to Using Generators in Kenya
PowerAfricaSolar recommends switching to Energy Storage Systems (ESS) which brings deep experience in fuel cells, electrochemistry, advanced material science, and renewable energy. The breakthrough 50 kW/400 kWh Iron Flow Battery (IFB) integrates proprietary and patented all-iron electrolyte with low cost and non-toxic materials that enables us to offer one of the lowest installed cost/kWh storage systems in the market.
ESS envisions future limitations of Li-ion in the next frontier of flexible, long-duration storage and sees flow batteries, and especially the all-iron flow battery with its fast response time and limitless cycling, as being capable of making a future of energy storage capabilities a reality today.
The other premium safe non toxic storage alternative we offer and recommend is the Simpliphi battery. Read: Here’s Why We Recommend SimpliPhi Batteries to Our Clients In Kenya Switching To Solar