Off-grid solar market assessment for 14 underserved counties of Kenya
Leveraging VIDA's AI powered data analysis to support the work on "The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP)".
VIDA is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered, data-enabled service that utilizes satellite imagery, publicly available geospatial data, on-ground survey data, and energy modeling to identify and extract insights about rural villages and to assess their suitability for off-grid electrification, including mini-grids.
In this work with USAID and Power Africa, we analyzed rural settlements in 14 underserved counties of Kenya. By combining information about settlements, grid availability, anchor customers and road infrastructure, VIDA was able to show detailed insights to help solar home system companies plan expansion, sales and logistics and mini-grid developers identify sites. The VIDA methodology can significantly accelerate strategic decision-making.