Preliminary study, Power for running pumps in Taveta city, Kenya
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Taveta Town in Kenya is a friendship city of Melhus municipal. The power for running a water supply is investigated. Hydropower was found not to be suitable, so a solar power plant of 200 kW (giving 200 kW at the centre of a sunny day, 230 kW peak effect) was investigated. The price was USD 434 000 for the panels and converters, and expected saving is USD 48 000 per year when grid connection is used.