Option 1: SERC Training Academy & 12 kW solar-wind hybrid nano-grid

The site visit is organised by Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) and will commence with a tour of the SERC Training Academy from 08.30AM to 10.00AM. Thereafter, participants will depart with a bus organised by Strathmore for the Oloishibor Community Energy Project about 1½ hour drive from Nairobi. The bus will drop off the participants at the SERC Training Academy at about 4.00PM. 

SERC Training Academy

Participants will learn more about mobile off-grid training kits for small off-grid systems up to 200 W, mobile grid tied system training kits; for grid tied applications; 17 kW Hybrid system centre; a 600 kW grid-tied system. 

Olosho-Oibor Community Energy supply 

Participants will visit a 12 kW solar-wind hybrid nano-grid supplying power to a school, dispensary, church and some small commercial enterprises

Meeting point & time

SERC Training Academy at 8.30AM, 2nd October 2016.

Maximum Capacity 

30 people

To express interest in the site visit, kindly contact:

Immaculate Murunga- imurunga@strathmore.edu

Office Administrator



Geoffrey Ronoh - gronoh@strathmore.edu

Project Manager 

Strathmore Energy Research Centre



Option 2: Kitonyoni solar PV mini-grid 

The site visit is organised by University of Southampton Energy and Climate Change Division’s Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and participants will see:

Kitonyoni solar PV mini-grid
The 13.5 kWp Kitonyoni cooperative project has provided valuable insight into village demand profiles and system performance.

The village has since the implementation of the mini-grid seen accelerated development and businesses, a new maternity unit and cooperative micro-financing schemes open to all the community. The cooperative continues to manage the project independently with great success, benefitting over 3,000 people.

Register for the site visit here















Date events
02 October 2016
Nairobi, Kenya