Huawei to bolster Kenya’s solar power investment to entice national grid defectors

By Herald Aloo
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2022 11:52

The Huawei logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York
Technology, particularly that of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, is a major point of conflict between Washington and Beijing. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Huawei is trying to build market share in Kenya's renewable energy space.

Migration to solar power is steadily gaining momentum in Kenya, especially in the industrial sector, which has been complaining of expensive power bills, creating a perfect opportunity for the Chinese telecoms to exploit.

“Manufacturers are keen on how to offset some of the cost that they have,” says Huawei executive manager, business development unit, Victor Koyier, adding that Huawei grid-tied inverters “can essentially offset, maybe 30-40% of your electricity cost”.