Green Energy Africa (GEA) provides renewable energy for facilities that serve communities. The free fuel source (wind or sun) means that operating costs are minimal and allows for truly sustainable community projects.
GEA specialises in renewable energy systems such as solar, wind and power backup systems which provide electricity without depleting the earths limited resources. They achieve this by working with existing technologies, fostering conservation and combining traditional and alternative energy sources into hybrid systems or stand alone systems
GEA works in partnerships with communities and entrepreneurs through a program -WEREP- that seeks to use free fuel source (wind and sun) as a means of providing the daily lighting and cooking thus meaning that operating costs are minimal and allows for truly sustainable community projects.
THE WEREP PROJECT
WEREP- Women Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy Project was started in September 2014. Green Energy Africa has been implementing a 7 month project which started in September 2014 on women entrepreneurship in renewable energy project in Kajiado and Makueni counties. The project is funded by ACT Kenya under the Changieni Rasili Mali Facility (CRM). The objective of the project was to promote inclusive participation of women and youth in development through solar energy.
The project culminated in a two day national conference on the 18th and 19th February, 2015 that brought together different stakeholders in energy, environment, researchers and academicians to discuss opportunities, key constraints/challenges in renewable energy and give key recommendations that will contribute to promoting and enhancing renewable energy development in the county.
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