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REEEP Project Outputs

REEEP Project Outputs

  • Scaling up a feedstock supply chain for biomass briquetting in rural Kenya

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    Existing biomass briquetting plants in Kenya generally operate at a very small scale and are often unable to cater for large-scale industrial and consumer demand. GSSL is a private sector company that aims to establish large-scale biomass briquetting plants in strategic locations around Kenya. Their business model integrates both small-scale and larger producers of agricultural waste and caters to both industrial and consumer demand for solid fuels at a scale ensuring long-term viability.

  • Furthering clean energy access through pay-as-you-go technology

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    The high upfront cost of solar products is a major barrier to the widespread adoption of decentralized clean energy solutions in the developing world. Microfinance loans typically are not available for assets of this kind because of their high servicing costs. As a result manufacturers strip functionality and durability from their products to bring down the upfront price resulting in low-quality units with low light output and no phone charging.

  • Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: SunCulture

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    With the tremendous solar potential in Kenya and the maturity of PV and electric pump technology, the agricultural sector, including smallholder-level farms, is an ideal candidate for rapid growth, improving crop yields, productivity and farmer income while avoiding massive amounts of GHG Emissions. 

  • Solar-Powered Irrigation in Kenya: Futurepump

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    Agriculture is the lifeblood of Kenya’s economy. To reduce poverty in the country, Kenya must improve its agricultural production, generate employment and prosperity, and feed a growing population. Irrigation is a key element of agrifood development, but current diesel-powered irrigation pumps are highly polluting and carbon intensive.

    Futurepump, has developed a new model to enable smallholder farmers in Kenya to adopt sustainable irrigation solutions with a proprietary solar powered irrigation pump, combined with a finance programme that allows for flexible payments.