Capability development and collaboration for Kenya’s solar and wind technologies: analysis of major energy policy frameworks
Kenya’s Government increasingly considers renewable energy sources as an important mean to ensure energy security, power Kenya’s development, diversify energy sources and create employment and income generating opportunities to the growing population of Kenya. As such, it has put in place a number of policy frameworks that encourage the development and diffusion of renewable energy technologies. These include Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004, the Energy Act 2006 and the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) policy3. The main purpose of this report is to briefly explore such policies and highlight the extent to which these policies reflect capability building and collaboration, which are needed for widespread diffusion and adoption of renewable energy technologies.