At the Kenya International Industrial Expo, Chinese green energy firms made a strong showing. William Liu, sales manager at Huayang New Energy, showcased solar panels and batteries, garnering keen interest from visitors.
With over 20 Chinese green tech manufacturers at the expo, Huayang New Energy sees Kenya as a promising market. They aim to collaborate with local distributors for accessible solar solutions.
Anthony Tonix, an IT professional, praised the quality and pricing of the solar equipment, underscoring the importance of Chinese partnerships in Kenya's renewable energy transition.
Kenya's Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority reports solar energy now comprises 5.53% of renewable electricity, with installed capacity growing to 210 MW from 170 MW in 2022.
Chinese firms like Shandong Leodar Photoelectric Equipment Company are eager to meet the rising demand for solar batteries in Kenya.
President William Ruto, at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, urged African governments to invest in green opportunities, promoting decarbonization, sustainable development, and job creation.
Jim Weidong from Orema Power Company anticipates a growing market for charging batteries to power green mobility.
China sees Kenya's favorable business climate and green policies as an attractive destination for renewable energy equipment.
Organizers, Afripeak Expo Kenya Limited, revealed that 26 Chinese firms participated, eager to strike deals with local agents and distributors.