International firm, General Electric (GE) together with the USAID and USADF are calling on interested participants to tender in innovative projects that will aid in powering up the underserved areas in the country.
The project is under Power Africa Initiative which was launched by US president Obama during his visit to Africa late last year.
“Many rural communities, agribusiness and small enterprises lack access to power. But we know Kenyans are driving growth with innovative, renewable energy solutions.” says the firm in a statement. “We want your answer to delivering power to underserved areas”.
USADF will consider proposals from 100% African owned and 100% African managed enterprises, associations or organisations. Applicants may be developers of their own technology and/or acquiring and implementing technology developed elsewhere.
Applicants need to be legally registered in the project country, demonstrate the capacity to track and manage project resources and operate in good standing with their local goverment. The projects are not to exceed 12 months in duration.
Applications need be submitted by June 20,2014.See: www.usadf.gov/USADFOffGridChallenge.html for more details.