The Community Power Centers Project
The community power project is a source of energy powered by zero-emission hybrid renewable energy sources such as:
SolarStraight Vegetable Oil fed Engine Generator
The energy from the above sourced is used to provide power for lighting and productive activities to offered areas with primary focus on Millennium Villages of Kenya. The electricity produced can be used also to run small agro-processing and other enterprises.
Zero-Emission Hybrid Renewable Energy Sources
1. Micro & Mini Hydro
Micro-hydro is a smaller version of the Mini-hydro interns of output capacity and physical size. Both work under the same principle of operation of which is basically the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy. The mechanical energy here is from turbines i.e. the falling or moving water. UNIDO focuses on small scale projects with less than 1kW and 1OOW
This is the form of heat or electricity produced by using bio-mass. The main sources of bio-mass are industrial, agricultural and animal waste. The waste from biogas projects can be used as nitrogenous fertilizer.
Bio-Fuels is defined as solid, liquid orgies fuel derived from recently dead biological material and is distinguished from Fossil fuel, which are derived from long dead biological material.
This is the conversion of mechanical energy of rotating blades through suitable gears to electrical energy with the help of a generator. UNIDO couples wind energy with SVO generators and solar.
Kaririwa River, Murang'a North District
Solar, Wind & Biodiesel
Cheptabach CPC (2 Centers)
Chemosit River, Kericho District
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For more information contact:
UNIDO Representative for Kenya and Eritrea,
P.O. Box 41609. 00100 GPO,
UN Complex - Room Q-118
Tel. (+254 20) 762 4369,
Alt 762 4370
Fax. (+254 20) 762 4368