Tariff Roof-Top Ground-Based BIPV Term
Kenya $0.2026 per kWh $0.2026 per kWh $0.2026 per kWh 15 to 20 years

Last year, the Kenyan government suspended the majority of renewable energy generation incentives in order to curb the escalation of high debt repayment and investments tied up in foreign wars.

Kenya adopted a feed-in tariff in March 2008. howver, solar power was not incorporated until January 2010. The government concluded that solar power was less attractive for large-scale power generation in Kenya. In most parts of the country, solar radiation is considered insufficient for grid-connected generation. Its cost is higher than other renewable options such as geothermal and hydro. Solar may be better suited for off-grid applications. The revised policy also extended the PPA from 15 to 20 years and increased the fixed tariffs per kilowatt hour for pre-existing wind and biomass technologies.

Currently, the FiT stands at US$0.2026 per kWh.

Obiageli Ezekwesili, the World Bank vice president said, “Due to the relative high costs of this technology, [solar] is intended to be used to supply the isolated/off-grid stations to partly displace the thermal generation.” The government is also hoping to establish other isolated power stations to take ranks with the nine trading centres already established.

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