Kenya’s economic growth has put the country’s electricity supply under increasing pressure. Between 2004 and 2013 power demand rose by 18.9% annually. The Kenyan authorities intend to close the current supply gap of 80 MW (25 GWh) by 2015.
Currently, there is an enthusiasm both from the Kenyan Government and the private sector for large-scale grid connected PV systems; due in part to falling solar PV prices and the rise of electric power price in the country. The Government has put in place FiT policy to encourage renewable energy projects.