Supporting sustainable mini-grid development and local production of wind turbines using the case of Kenya (Kenya Miniwind)

With the long-term objective to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth and increased sustainable energy supply, the project aims to develop a market for low-cost, party locally produced kW wind turbines for rural electrification. The project hopes to demonstrate the technical, social and economic feasibility of integrating a kW wind turbine into a smart solar-powered mini-grid in Kenya and aims to develop this concept into a viable business for the private companies involved, having the technical, economic and management capacity to exploit it.

Administrative Partner Vedvarende Energi
Key Commercial Partner Vestas Wind Systems
Other Partners Danmark Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Kenya Climate and Innovation Center, Rural Electrification Authority Kenya
Country Kenya
Sector Green technologies
Open / Closed Closed
Duration August 2017 - October 2019
Approval Year 2016