Kenya, November 2010.

 

The beginning of the journey to search for the usages of solar energy in Kenya started for me in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi. Kibera is the second largest slum in Africa with a population of approximately 700.000 inhabitants.

 

The Community Youth Program in Kibera gathers youths from Kibera who create solar lamps that are being made for the community. They create and sell the lamps and the money that they receive is shared amongst the group. Inside the youth center there is a solar panel, but it is the only one in Kibera. Their hope is to be able to build solar panels for the whole Kibera community.

 

In Kenya, solar panels and lamps are also being used in schools to power computers during school hours. They are used in market villages where everybody can charge its mobile phones and power fridges, but also in individual houses.

 

Solar power lamps are practical argument for solution of climate change and can give a positive reason both economically and environmentally potential of solar power in out of reach areas where electricity is expensive and impractical to come by to poor communities.

 

This story is part of Climate Change by NOOR.

 

Man On a roof  of the  Senator Obama Secondary School ,Kogelo Village ,Siaya District Kenya
Jackline Achieng Ouma Computer lab teacher ,comes from Ugenya , Western Kenya
Mother and baby walk through the Uhuru Market where the window of the past and the future meet.
Solar panels sitting on the Carpenter Tool Shed in Got Oyenga Villlage .
This woman has brought her sugar cane from her farm to sell at the Uhuru Market . She is amazed at this  blue structure which will power the Uhuru market with energy just from sunlight .
Doctor Mama Sarah Obama , grand mother of President Barack Obama of the United  states , sitting in her Solar powered home .
Clement O Odongo son of Stephen Ociengo Okoth .His father is a local farmer in the village of Ulafu standing in front of hs father solar powered house.
Home of Sergent John Amari Otiengo of the Kenyan Army.
the home of Sergent John Amari Otiengo which is solar powered.
Sergent John Amari Otiengo of the Kenyan Army based in Nairobi Langata Baracks, He is on medicel leave of his regiment in Lwanda Kotieno.
A young Kenyan girl who lives in a slum  dwelling in Mbita , her home is dirctly across from The Osram Solar project , and she thinks solar lamps will make life easier and brighter in her crowed one room metal shack .
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi " to document Solutions to climate change , to visually to document  the effects of climate change now we are trying to show solutions to  climate change, solutions such as renewable energy. We are all part of
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi " to document Solutions to climate change , to visually to document  the effects of climate change now we are trying to show solutions to  climate change, solutions such as renewable energy. We are all part of
he project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi " to document Solutions to climate change , to visually to document  the effects of climate change now we are trying to show solutions to  climate change, solutions such as renewable energy. We are all part of t
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi " to document Solutions to climate change , to visually to document  the effects of climate change now we are trying to show solutions to  climate change, solutions such as renewable energy. We are all part of
Stanley Greene (c )NOORIMAGES 2010 Nairobi , Kibera Kenya Solar power in out of reaches areas Kubeba Jua -Ao   Mkononi ( " Holding the sun in their hands " ) Victorious Youth group Kibera Bone Craft makers To  make money  this young mother she cra
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi "  The solar lamps   which were introduced by  Green peace - the lamps are built  from  scratch .  The finished product is sold to persons who wish to buy  60 have been bough by  families and indivuals living
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi " to document Solutions to climate change , to visually to document  the effects of climate change now we are trying to show solutions to  climate change, solutions such as renewable energy. We are all part of
The project is  titled  " Kubeba Jua Mkononi "  The solar lamps   which were introduced by  Green peace - the lamps are built  from  scratch .  The finished product is sold to persons who wish to buy  60 have been bough by  families and indivuals living i
This solar panel At the Bad Kambi market,  is  used by the local people who can come and charge their batteries for their cell phones, there is  also  power for the ice box for cold drinks , peolpe    buy cokes and sit around and watch T.V. all powered b