sunset African Masai-angela7dreams-CC-FlickrKenya currently gets most of its power from hydroelectricity, but by 2016 fifty percent will be renewable energy from the sun.

Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2 billion (£73 million), is set to begin this year and initial design stages are almost complete, according to the Guardian.

The move, which is funded by both the state and private companies will protect the environment while bringing down electricity costs.

(READ the full story from the Guardian)

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