Full title: Supporting sustainable mini-grid development and local production of wind turbines using the case of Kenya

The Kenya Miniwind project aims to explore and develop a market for a partly locally produced kW wind turbine PV mini-grid, for rural electrification in order to reduce the cost of electricity and support local value creation. On this basis, the long-term objectives of the project are to contribute to poverty reduction, stimulate economic growth and increase sustainable energy supply.

The short to medium term objective is to explore the market potential and learn more about how to design the right solutions and business models suitable for rural electrification. The project will therefore conduct a market study, engage in dialogue with the local communities and authorities, and demonstrate the technical, social and economic feasibility of integrating a kW wind turbine into a smart solar-powered mini-grid in Kenya. The project will also demonstrate assembly and production of a relevant component for the demonstration wind turbine. The project will finally work to improve the mini-grid developer sector both in Kenya and in the region.

The project is funded by the Danida Market Development Partnerships and has been applied for in partnership with:

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Technical University of Denmark

Kenya Climate Innovation Center

Rural Electrification Authority (Kenya)

Project data:
Project begins: June 1, 2017
Project ends: November 1, 2019
Project funded by: DANIDA
Project budget: DKK 10,69 mill.

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