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.”
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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.