Kenya is the largest economy in the East African region and the 7th largest economy in Africa. The country is a leader in renewable energy on the continent and currently generates over 93% of its electricity from renewable sources and 100% is generated from renewable sources between 10pm and 6am. The main sources of grid electricity are geothermal, hydro, wind, solar and thermal from fossil fuels. Kenya is a global and the continent's largest market for off-grid solar.
The report of the Swiss Business Hub Southern Africa provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Cleantech sector in Kenya, with potential to further unlock and create innovative business models and new markets for cleantech solutions across existing and new value chains.