WaterKiosk Africa was awarded the ‘SOLAR COMPANY OF THE YEAR: CONSULTANCY’ for the outstanding achievements at the Kenya Solar Week 2023 Awards for Business Excellence on 14th April 2023. ‘Kenya Solar Week Leadership Awards 2023’ is the most prestigious recognition for the best performers and achievers in the Kenya Solar Industry. These awards focuses on projects, products, companies, teams, and individuals who have shaken the industry and have created an urge to use solar energy locally and globally. The Awards intend to recognize and celebrate the success and achievements of the companies and their teams that have contributed outstandingly to promoting and advancing the use of Solar Energy across Kenya in its full diversity.
Kenya has made considerable progress in extending access to cheap, clean energy for everybody, increasing access to electricity from 30% in 2013 to over 75% by 2020, yet around 18 million people remain without access to power. Renewable energy presently accounts for 73% of the installed power production capacity in Kenya. The Ministry of Energy said that Kenya has set a bold and ambitious target to have 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity of power produced from renewable sources by 2040.