If you are living or ever lived in Kenya, then you must be familiar with the massive power outages that affect this country now and then. Business and residential properties, have gone an extra mile and bought backup generators, or set up solar systems, just to be prepared in case there is a blackout. The most recent major power blackout was in May 2020, which affected the whole country for over 10 hours. It’s time we switch to solar, and here is why.
- Minimal or no power bills.
Electricity bills in Kenya make up a large proportion of your monthly expenses. Sources at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) told the Business Daily that the regulator had agreed to offer the utility tariff hike by 20pc. If this is implemented, it will hurt household budgets and raise the already high cost of doing business in Kenya. Read More.
- Earn a great Return on Investment (ROI)
Solar panels are not an expense. Thanks to the substantial electricity bill saving. With a solar panel, you will generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year life cycle. Solar reduces your utility bills and you will save a lot more money.
- Property value will increase.
Solar equipped houses tend to have higher property values and sell more quickly. Working with a local real estate agent is the best way to determine the value of a home with solar power.
- Protect the environment
Solar Systems reduces your carbon footprint. The solar electricity produced by solar panel installations is completely emission-free. A typical residential solar-powered system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions annually.
- Kenya to introduce VAT on Off-Grid solar products
Introducing VAT on solar products will increase the price of solar equipment. This prices change will directly affect the consumers and will have a great impact on having affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Go solar before more and more government tax is added on solar products. Read More