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SkyPower to donate two million home-solar kits in Kenya

SkyPower, the world's largest developer of utility-scale solar projects, will gift two million SkyPower Home solar kits, as part of a landmark agreement with the Government of Kenya to develop 1 GW of solar projects.

Under the guidance of the Government of Kenya, SkyPower will distribute two million solar kits to homes and working families across the nation currently without access to electricity. The portable SkyPower Home solar kits include a solar panel and an inverter as well as LED bulbs, a fan, USB charging capabilities and a radio, powered and recharged by the sun.

"This monumental grant marks the largest single commitment in history, which provides an unprecedented solar solution to give power to the people of Kenyaand communities without access to basic power," said Kerry Adler, President and Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower. "We are proud to help empowerKenya to harness the abundant power of the sun to improve the lives and economic prospects of its people, ultimately positioning Kenya to become a renewable energy hub for Africa.

"SkyPower Home solar kits will help Kenya's citizens leapfrog towards greater energy access and increase the standard of living as a whole. Kenya and its people are realizing rapid growth as the largest economy in East Africa.

"We are delighted to work with the Kenyan Government in the rapid implementation of this micro-electrification initiative that will help millions of people," said Charles Cohen, Executive Vice President of SkyPower Global. "This progressive partnership is the next step in generating a brighter future forKenya."

SkyPower has a long history of working closely with local communities to produce hundreds of millions of kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean electricity every year, while ensuring that those closest to the developments reap the rewards of renewable electrification. This initiative is another step forward in SkyPower's corporate social responsibility program, SkyPower Cares, which helps bring light to communities with limited, intermittent or no access to electricity.

"This collaboration between SkyPower and the Government of Kenya makes me proud to be a Kenyan," said Anwar Hussein, Managing Director for SkyPower Kenya. "The donation of 2 million SkyPower Home solar kits will make a positive impact on Kenyan families, and help Kenya's economic momentum."

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