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Solar project launched in Western Kenya

Solar Fire Concentration has launched new solar technology in Western Kenya, through its GoSol.org project.

The organisation’s Chief executive, Eva Wissenz, said the test results of the project pilot have been successful and would be vital in the reduction of global climate change.

“The devastating effects of global warming on agriculture and food production is being witnessed in Kenya today. Our low-cost technology can be a part of the solution,” said Wissenz.

The company has supported the building of two solar concentrators in Kisumu with the support of its new founding sponsor Wärtsilä – a global provider of complete life-cycle marine & energy solutions and services.

“The units were made by local artisans using available materials in the region. Ten months later, the technology is well adopted and the impact is real,” said Wissenz.

She said the concentrators have been used to produce organic peanut butter, which has reduced charcoal costs by 100 per cent during the sunny season.

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