The residential solar industry has been through a lot of ups and downs in the past few years. SolarCity was the top solar company in 2014 before running into rising costs, falling installations, and now a rapidly deteriorating business after it was acquired by Tesla.
“We needed a cheaper alternative and I was tasked to develop a solar water heating system for the company. A good coincidence because, back at school, I was already in the process of designing a solar water heating system. I took the opportunity and delved deeper to research and further test the viability of my design,” says the 26-year-old graduate of Mechanical Engineering for the University of Nairobi.