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Kenya joins consortium to develop battery systems for renewable energy

Kenya is one of the nine African countries that will form a consortium to lead the world in developing battery storage solutions to tap more renewable energy. The countries will help develop innovative battery storage under the Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Consortium as the world scales efforts to tap more of its vast wind and solar energy potential. Kenya is home to the largest wind power firm in Africa, the 300-megawatt Lake Turkana Wind Power, and has also stepped up generation from solar sources, highlighting why it will play a leading role in the consortium. Solar and wind energy sources are intermittent. Therefore, battery storage systems are critical in helping maximise the potential of renewable sources. The World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Agence Française de Développement, Africa50 and the Abu Dhabi-owned clean energy giant Masdar are funding the consortium. “Joining the BESS Consortium, commits members to participate in efforts to reach energy storage commitments of five gigawatts (GW) through the end of 2024,” says AfDB of the deal signed last month. “This will, in turn, provide a roadmap to ultimately achieving 400GW of renewable energy by 2030.” The need for enhanced battery storage solutions has been amplified over the years as countries shift more to clean energy. Quality battery storage provides a solution to achieve flexibility, enhance grid reliability and power quality and scale up renewable energy, reducing the impact of adverse weather patterns. The storage facilities will, for example, allow countries to maximise solar energy, even at night or wind power when the wind is not strong enough to turn the turbines and generate electricity, significantly reducing the chances of power outages linked to generation. Besides the Lake Turkana wind farm, the State-owned KenGen is set to build a 200-megawatt wind plant. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/corporate/companies/kenya-consortium-to-develop-battery-systems-renewable-energy-4485096%3fview=htmlamp

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  • Grace Njeri

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    Nations must step up to meet the sustainability challenge.

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    • Ann Nyambura

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      Kenya is positioning itself as a leader in renewable energy innovation.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        @ann_nyambura_542 This positive initiative not only benefits Kenya but also sets an inspiring example for other nations.

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      • Rashid Kamau

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        The combination of renewable energy and battery storage offers numerous environmental benefit.

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        • johnte ndeto

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          @rashid_kamau quit clear as clean and renewable energy is the way to go 100%

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • mary Mwihaki

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            This is good idea when such collaboration are taken when it cames to matters concerning climate

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            • johnte ndeto

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              @mary_dosarah Such collaborations are quite important to our climate.

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            • George Kariuki

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              This is fantastic news for Kenya and Africa as a whole! Kenya leading the charge on developing better battery storage for renewable energy is a huge step towards a greener future for the continent. #AfricaGoesGreen

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              • johnte ndeto

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                @george_kariuki Kenya is not just embracing cleaner energy alternatives but also paving the way for enhanced energy reliability.

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                This will help out a lot in homes when we can all have our own storage capacity installed in our houses and power black outs will be a thing of the past. The idea to pursue renewable energy storage by these African nations will hopefully lead to a change in energy consumption and production in the continent.

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                • johnte ndeto

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                  @munene_mugambi Kenya is poised to lead the charge in advancing battery storage solutions.

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                • Kriss

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                  This has really shown its dynamic step towards sustainable energy. When such collaborations are taken we see the seriousness the country has when it comes to matters concerning climate.

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                  • johnte ndeto

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                    @Kriss_368v This is really essential for maximizing the potential of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

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                  • walter lungayi

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                    Kenya's participation signifies a proactive step towards sustainable energy solutions. This collaboration highlights the country's commitment to embracing clean energy technologies and addressing the global challenge of climate change.

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                    • johnte ndeto

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                      @walter_lungayi This partnership exemplifies Kenya's commitment to embracing clean energy technologies and accelerating the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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