During the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, SkyPower signed a landmark US $2.2 billion agreement with the Government of Kenya during to develop 1 GigaWatts worth of solar projects. Under this deal, the developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects will gift two million SkyPower Home solar kits to Kenyan homes and families which lack access to electricity.
The portable solar kits include a solar panel and an inverter to help Kenyans harness the power of the sun. Other items in the home solar kit include LED bulbs, a fan, USB charging capabilities and a solar powered radio. “We are delighted to work with the Kenyan Government in the rapid implementation of this micro-electrification initiative that will help millions of people,” said Charles Cohen, Executive Vice President of SkyPower Global. “This progressive partnership is the next step in generating a brighter future for Kenya.”
This initiative is another chapter in SkyPower’s corporate social responsibility program, SkyPower Cares, which helps bring light to communities with limited, intermittent or no access to electricity.