HYBRID SOLAR AND WIND SYSTEM – THE ANSWER TO THE POWER AVAILABILITY QUESTION

HYBRID SOLAR AND WIND SYSTEM – THE ANSWER TO THE POWER AVAILABILITY QUESTION

What is a Hybrid Power System? This is an alternative approach to producing clean, non-polluting energy from two of the most abundant renewable energy sources, and are systems that combine solar power from a photovoltaic system with another power generating energy source that is wind. Solar and wind hybrid power...

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Lights and Leadership – Lighting up Tomorrow’s Leaders

Lights and Leadership – Lighting up Tomorrow’s Leaders

There has been a significant drive in the past five years to ensure electricity is available in all the public primary schools in the country, with the target number published by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) as 22,000. This ambitious project has at its heart the need to have a...

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Energy Efficiency in The Office

Energy Efficiency in The Office

When people talk about energy savings people tend to rush to think about big energy consumers like factories and other big plants. We rarely give thought to what I may call small timers like domestic usage and office usage. If we can embrace energy conservation measures in our offices we...

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Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Energy efficiency is one of the major campaigns going on in the world today and several world organizations, not only in the energy sector, but across different industries, have taken this seriously. Reducing the amount of energy required for production or to successfully render services has been at the forefront...

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Demystifying Energy Audit Tools

Demystifying Energy Audit Tools

Given the need for constant regulation in organizations, energy management is an area that has become a key focus as a way to ensure efficiency and resource optimization. As a result, the need to carry out energy audits has been appreciated increasingly and especially with the new regulations in the...

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2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY TRENDS IN KENYA

2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY TRENDS IN KENYA

27th January 2017, will forever remain a very very sad day for the energy efficiency world. Arthur Rosenfeld, the godfather of energy efficiency, passed away. Arthur was credited for creating the field of energy efficiency and saving billions of dollars through energy savings. He provided true leadership and inspired an...

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5 things to look out for about Kenya’s energy efficiency market in 2016

5 things to look out for about Kenya’s energy efficiency market in 2016

Written by Chris Mbori 2015 was the big year for the energy efficiency market in Kenya. This was largely because the rush to beat the energy management regulations 2012’s deadline. This regulation states that any designated facility ( one that consumes more than 180,000kWh per annum) to comply to a...

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Voltage Optimization ‘Fact or Fiction’

Voltage Optimization ‘Fact or Fiction’

Voltage optimization seems to be the current buzz word in Kenya among Energy Engineers. Just the other day, at a meeting with colleagues on how to better save energy for a client who has over 100 facilities that need to be audited, the word voltage optimization was getting thrown around,...

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3 reasons why your Energy Proposals are never approved

3 reasons why your Energy Proposals are never approved

Before I start doing an energy audit, I normally ask my clients if there are any previous energy audits reports and if I can have access to them. My primary reason often is to find out whether any of the recommendations proposed by my predecessor auditors have actually been implemented....

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5 Reasons Why you should have the ISO 50001 Energy Management System

5 Reasons Why you should have the ISO 50001 Energy Management System

Recently I attended an ISO 50001 Energy Management System Training offered by Bureau Veritas. ISO 50001 is an International Organization for Standardization Certification standard that enables organizations improve their energy performance. The class was really interesting. We got a trainer from India. Before we started the classes, we thought it’s...

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