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Solar Energy

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:00

Africa on average receives very many days with bright sunlight. Africa has also been famously called the Sun Continent. Unfortunately, Africa lags behind other continents that have less sunlight and only recently did South Africa emerge and make substantial use of this energy source. Energy experts estimate that solar energy potential in Africa is 60,000,000 TWh/year. This figure is around 40% of the total solar capacity in the world.

Kenya like West Africa has a lot of solar energy potential. Kenya has on average 4-6 kW/m2 solar insolation daily. 10% to 14% of this solar insolation can be converted to electric power. The private sector has contributed to the acceptance of solar energy as 4.4% of rural people in Kenya have solar systems. These Photovoltaic systems may not fully utilize the solar energy. Good equipment is detrimental to this form of energy. The most efficient equipment can convert 20% of the sun rays to solar energy.

Advantages of solar energy
- It is indefinitely renewable
- After construction there is little maintenance
- It is a silent producer of power

Solar power has one major drawback because it cannot be produced at night and cannot always be relied on due to climate change. This is however not a reason to implement it as it can be complement another source of energy.


Hydroelectric power

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:00

Hydroelectric power is becoming increasingly popular around the world. This is not only because it is clean energy but because it can be sustained. The total capacity of hydroelectric power in the world now exceeds 1000 GW. Africa has a vast untapped potential to produce hydroelectric power.
In 2013, generation of hydro power was more than that of solar and wind energy. Energy experts predict that that by 2050 the world will be producing 2000 GW (double the current production). One of the major problems that face African countries is insufficient power. The shortage in electricity supply in Africa can be solved if we learned to utilize hydroelectric power sustainably.

An amazing statistics reveal that Africa has 13% of the whole world population but only produces 3% of the world’s electricity. Africa’s annual per capita electricity consumption is 450 kWh, the lowest in the world. This low production of electricity hinders the growth of the economy. In fact the economy of Africa is growing at a very fast rate but the lack of sufficient power threatens demand.
Africa only uses 5% to 10% of its hydroelectric power potential. Africa is the only continent that has not  effectively utilized its electricity generation capacity.

So what are the advantages of hydroelectric power?
- It provides clean energy. This means that there will be no pollution of the environment once it is implemented
- It is a renewable power source thus power will never run out
- It is in plenty in Africa unlike the scarce fossil fuel.
- It helps attain a diversified energy system which can result in increased reliability.
- It is a domestic power source and therefore each state is able to produce their own power without being reliant on any international fuel sources.
- It is a sustainable fuel source that helps mitigate floods, help in irrigation and provide a water supply.


Geothermal Energy

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:00

As of January 2016, the global geothermal market was at 13.3 GW of operating capacity. Energy experts predict that by 2021, the operating capacity will be at 18.4 GW. This can only happen if the countries around the world embrace fully this industry. Ironically, Africa has 20 GW of untapped geothermal energy. If Africa tapped this power to its full potential, the cumbersome problem of energy shortage would be completely eliminated.

East Africa undoubtedly holds the largest untapped geothermal potential. The rift valley and volcanic activity in this part of Africa contribute to this. Its potential is 15 GW. This means that East Africa alone has the ability to produce 75% of total geothermal energy produced in Africa. In September 2012, the US partnered with East Africa to make this goal easier to achieve.  The US is leading in the production of geothermal energy worldwide.

Kenya is known as the first African county to build a geothermal energy source. This power is cost effective especially in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Currently Kenya has only 590 MW of installed geothermal capacity. Kenya aims to have 5530 MW of geothermal power by 2030. This will make Geothermal power the larger source of clean energy in the country.

Advantages of Geothermal Power.
Geothermal power is a renewable source of energy thus continued supply of power
Geothermal power is clean energy that does no harm to the environment
Geothermal power is cheap and reliable. Once the geothermal system is installed it freely available and the maintenance costs are very low.
Geothermal power also reduces dependence on fossil fuel as it is sustainable
Geothermal power does not require clearing of land or damming of rivers like the other energy sources.


Is Green Energy the Way to Go?

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:00

It is doubtless that most people support green energy but are not sure how to implement it. It is allegedly assumed that green energy cannot be implemented on a large scale but this is just an assumption. If we put our mind to do anything, there is nothing that can stop us.
Don’t you just hate the effect of fossil fuel to our environment? Global warming and pollution are just examples of adverse irreversible effects of this energy that we daily use to power our lives. Green energy can be sustainable if we want it to be. It is simply up to us if we want our posterity to have a future in this earth.
Think of Alexandre Edmond Becquerel who made a discovery in 1839 on how to convert sunlight into electricity. Think of Charles F. Brush who is known for construction of the first wind powered turbine. These men were great and left us great inventions that have not been fully utilized. Green energy is the key to a better society that does not worry about the adverse effects of climate change.
Green Energy is the only way to go. Do something to further enable this cause


Wind Power

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 00:00

is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, consumes no water, and uses little land. We produce Clean Wind Power.


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