Welcome to the Innovation and Renewable Electrification in Kenya project website

The IREK project is a collaborative research project between partners from:

  • Aalborg University, Denmark – Department of Business and Management (lead)
  • Moi University, Kenya – Department of Engineering and Department of Business
  • The African Centre for Technology Studies, Kenya

With a team of 10 researchers, the project undertakes research and capacity-building work aimed at analysing innovation and renewable electrification in Kenya with a focus on solar photovoltaic and wind power.

On this website you can read more about the framework of the research project and the researchers involved. The website will also be updated with the latest publications, policy briefs and presentations of our research along the journey. You can read more about our engagement with stakeholders and activities as well.

The project is a five-year project funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Research will take place in Denmark, Kenya, China and Germany between the 1st of January 2015 and the 31st December 2019.