Woman in Ikisaya village in Kenya using a portable solar lantern
Published Apr. 20, 2017 11:00 AM

Project partner Charles Muchunku from Kenya has presented research findings based on a survey on energy expenditure in Kitui County in Kenya, showing extremely low energy expenditure for significant portions of the population.

Published June 21, 2016 7:54 AM

In 2015, in Maka Sarr, a small remote village in Senegal, a company called `Enersa’ established a 10 kWp solar power plant with a 1.5 km underground distribution network to provide electricity to the households and small businesses. A team of researchers from Norway and Kenya visited the village to understand the energy access situation and learn from the solar hybrid mini-grids that have been installed by private developers.

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Published May 30, 2016 11:11 AM

Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) has become a part of the Solar xChange project team. This partnership will strengthen the project's links to the renewable energy sector in Kenya and thereby its outreach in dissemination of research results.

Kerea's website

Published May 30, 2016 10:29 AM

TERI in association with the University of Oslo organized a "Workshop on Village Scale Solar Power Supply Models" under the ongoing project 'Solar xChange' on April 21, 2015 at TERI Southern Regional Centre, Bengaluru.

You can read about the workshop at