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Energising local economies: experiences of solar start-ups in Kenya’s small-scale fishing and agriculture sectors

Sarah Best

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How are enterprises and NGOs in rural Kenya addressing poor people’s needs for energy that helps them earn a living? This paper looks at what new solar start-ups are doing to promote productive energy use in the fishing, agriculture and service sectors. It asks what specific productive energy needs the projects are targeting — such as cold storage for fish caught in Lake Victoria — and how they address the various barriers that prevent communities from fulfilling those needs. The six case studies include microgrids, irrigation pumps and multi-service energy hubs.

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  • IIED code: 16620IIED
  • Published: Apr 2016 - IIED
  • Area: Kenya
  • Themes: Energy, Fisheries
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-335-7
  • Language: English

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Best, S. 2016. Energising local economies: experiences of solar start-ups in Kenya’s small-scale fishing and agriculture sectors. IIED, London.