Since 2001, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation has been working to become the leading centre of excellence in renewable energy in East Africa.
In 2011 and 2012 respectively, Strathmore Energy Research and Village Energy joined forces with the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation. They promote rural electrification, energy availability for productive use, household energy access and energy entrepreneurship through partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions, governments, and the private sector.
SERC’s Kenya Climate Innovation Centre finances entrepreneurs who develop innovative solutions in energy, water and agribusiness to address climate change challenges.
Strathmore University is the first university in East Africa to invest in a 600kW grid-tie rooftop solar PV to meet all daily energy needs for the next 20 years, whereas Village Energy is the first company in East Africa focused on solving the after-sales bottleneck that limits solar adoption in rural areas.