Kenya: Outcry over tax on green energy equipment

Issue 420 - 24 Jul 2020

A move to charge value-added tax (VAT) at 14% on off-grid solar, wind and hydro energy generation equipment and on clean cookstoves with effect from 1 July has caused an outcry from the green energy industry. Bodies including the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), off-grid solar body GOGLA, the Clean Cooking Alliance of Kenya and the Kenya Renewable Energy Association have condemned the move. AMDA chief executive Aaron Leopold said the Treasury had ignored the advice of key industry players including the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.

Want to read more?

Medium article


(Access to one 401-800 word article)

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map


Need help?

A member of our team will be pleased to assist you

Sales – Alex Wark

Support – Tara Mulvey

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667