Why Kenyans Needs to invest in solar energy

Last night Kenya and Uganda were plunged into darkness following a blackout in major towns. The power outage comes months after a similar blackout was experienced in Kenya but this time Kenya went down with Uganda.  Kenya power and The utility firm in Uganda confirmed on their twitter. 

It just about the time we invest in solar farming and other sources of renewable energy, I thought should highlight the benefits of solar energy because it is readily available. 

READ: SMART FLOWER SOLAR PANELS

There are many reasons why you should go solar, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the most common. Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal here is why you should go solar. 

  • Reduce your electric bills 
  • Increase your property value – Realtors whose homes are fully equipped with solar systems are rated highly in the price tags 
  • Protect the environment – Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The burning of fossil fuels releases harmful toxins into the earth’s atmosphere, and drilling for geothermal energy could lead to earthquakes. However, one of the most important benefits of solar energy is that it does not harm the earth.
  • Sustainability – The sun generates 10,000 times more energy than the earth needs annually and using this energy does not affect the performance of the sun therefore solar energy is a clean source of energy that has a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.
  • Finally, One of the benefits of solar energy that many people appreciate the most is that it is available off the national grid. In other words, people can become self-sufficient and enjoy all of the power they need for their homes and businesses and avoid all this mess of national blackouts.  

Always remember technology does not cost money it saves money. 

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SmartFlower Solar Panels !

The Smart Flower’s name comes from its design – the solar cells are arranged on individual “petals” that open at the beginning of each day. After the sun goes down, the Smart Flower’s petals fold up and a self-cleaning process kicks in.

In addition to solar cells, the Smartflower system contains a dual-axis tracker that makes it possible for its “petals” to follow the sun across the sky throughout the day. Thanks to this tracking capability, the Smartflower can produce significantly more electricity than a similarly-sized rooftop solar panel system – up to 51 percent more, according to Smartflower’s website. The 12-petal, 194 square-foot structure comes with 2.5 kilowatts (kW) of electricity production, which is equivalent to a 4 kW fixed rooftop array.

There are two versions of the Smartflower available in the U.S., both of which are manufactured in Austria: the Smartflower and the Smartflower-Plus. The Smartflower-Plus offers energy storage capabilities via an integrated battery in addition to the standard solar electricity generation that the Smartflower offers.

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