SOLAR POWER BUILDING INTERGRATED PHOTO VOLTAIC BIPV IN KENYA
Kenya receives 4 to 6 KW per day of solar power. Source
Assuming a m2 of solar panel in Kenya can produce approximately 2KW per day assuming 10 hours of daylight since Kenya is right in the middle of the equator.
Kenya covers 582,000 Km 2 of surface area.
Nairobi Covers 696km2 of surface area.
Assuming 1% of this area is used for solar power harvesting, this is 7km2.
This translates to 7,000,000 m2 of solar powered surfaces.
Assuming each m2 of surface produces 2KW per day, 7 ,000,000 m2 of surface will therefore produce 14,000,000 KW each day.
Assuming Nairobi consumes 50% of Kenya’s electric power, source http://www.mbendi.com/indy/powr/af/ke/p0005.htm
Current 2012 Kenya National demand 1215 MW per day-6am to 9pm.
Nairobi consumes-50% of Kenya’s power hence 5,000,000 KW per day
After producing 14,000,000 KW through solar panels, there will be a surplus of 9,000,000 MW which can be used for other sources.
Francis Gichuhi Kamau, Architect.