Microgrids and mobile tech bring solar power to rural Kenya

April 16, 2015 9:07 AM

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KAJIADO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dusty trading center at the foot of the Entasopia escarpment in Kenya's Kajiado County, John Pambio is deeply engrossed in soldering together a customer's phone at his electronics repair kiosk.

Until nine months ago, Pambio would have had to send the job to a repair shop in Kiserian township 95 km away, due to a lack of power.

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