"Install solar heating or risk jail, Kenya tells builders."

Thomson Reuters Foundation: “Kenyan contractors and property developers who fail to install solar water heating systems on buildings that use more than 100 litres of hot water a day risk jail terms and fines under new rules laid down by the country’s energy sector regulator.”
“The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has warned developers and contractors that they must comply with energy regulations published in May 2012 on solar water heating, or risk the penalties, which aim to cut the use of non-renewable energy.
“Any person who fails to comply with regulations of the ERC on water heating systems commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a conviction of Kenya shilling 1 million (about $12,000) or to imprisonment for a term of one year, or to both”, said a media notice signed by the ERC’s Director-General Kaburu Mwirichia.
….Those affected by the regulations include hotels, schools, homes, airports, government buildings and factories.
….The east African country has an installed power capacity of 1,600 megawatts (MW), but has huge potential for additional renewable energy, including geothermal power. Exploitation of geothermal has been slowed by a shortage of the investment needed to tap it, however.
Demand for electricity is currently growing by around 400 MW a year, but industrialisation ministry experts predict that Kenya will need around 25,000 MW of power to reach the government’s goal of becoming a medium-income industrialised country by 2030.”