Solar power and Kenya should go well together one would believe. Well, it’s not as easy as that. Despite the energy costs which increased enormously over the last few years, the acceptance of the so-called photovoltaic systems in Kenya has not had a break-through yet.
Thanks to Phoenix Solar AG of Germany who donated a complete solar power system together with all of the necessary equipment including heavy duty batteries, and sends a technician, Likunda Primary School now has a solar power system, which is so generously calculated that the school can (almost) do without KPLC electricity in the future and still have enough capacity in order to run the water-pumps within the Lulu High School, too. As of 2011 Mekaela Academies are the only schools in the whole of Kenya, who are running such a solar power plant.