SOLAR POWER BUILDING INTERGRATED PHOTO VOLTAIC BIPV IN KENYA

SOLAR POWER BUILDING INTERGRATED PHOTO VOLTAIC BIPV IN KENYA
Kenya receives 4 to 6 KW per day of solar power. Source
http://www.google.co.ke/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=how%20much%20is%20electric%20power%20consumption%20in%20%20nairobi%3F&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CF8QFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.afrepren.org%2Fproject%2Fgnesd%2Fesdsi%2Fafrepren.pdf&ei=HCc-T5rABoGp0QXHxOCrDw&usg=AFQjCNG_C9rqtnRJzAlNJwIobgosLDfmGg

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.
Source
http://www.moodia.com/article/solar-energy-calculator

SURFACE AREA.

Kenya covers 582,000 Km 2 of surface area.
Nairobi Covers 696km2 of surface area.
Source
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_proper_by_population
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
SURPLUS.
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.
info@a4architect.com

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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