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Obtain solar photo-voltaic licence  (6) expand_more expand_less

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Register on EPRA licensing portal and apply for licence
(last modified: 01/04/2020)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

KES 2000
0 mn  -  0 mn
5 days  -  15 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

EPRA Licensing Portal

What do I get?

Notification of successful registration Notification of successful registration
Submission notification Submission notification
User credentials

What documents do I need to bring?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company contact details
Will be required to register on the Portal for first-time users.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Business registration certificate (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Shareholder's list-Form CR 12 (copy)
It should not be older than one (1) year.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid tax compliance certificate (copy)
For the year the license is applied for.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
For all the Directors.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
If the Directors are foreigners.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid business permit (copy)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of occupancy (copy)
It could be in the form of a title deed, lease agreement, or rent receipts.
Solar technician certificate - T2 (copy)
For category V1 and V2.
Letter of consent (copy)
From a solar technician agreeing to work with the company.
Additionally, for Directors who are foreigners
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Class G work permit (copy)

Cost KES 2,000

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KES 2,000
Application fee for class V2 licence which entitles the holder to carry out manufacture or import of solar PV systems or components.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   15mn - Max.   30mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   5 days - Max.   15 days

Legal justification

1. Solar Photovaltaic Systems Regulations (2012)
Solar Photovaltaic Systems Regulations (2012)
Section 6 Second Schedule

Additional information

For first-time users of the Portal, the user credentials will be sent to the applicant's e-mail provided during registration. Upon payment of the application fees, the applicant is required to upload the transaction reference number in the EPRA portal.

Who certified this information ?

Caroline KIMATHI, Petroleum, Renewable Energy Officer, 06/12/2019

Recourse: Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)

Entity in charge

Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)

Eagle Africa Centre, Longonot Road, Upperhill. P. O., Box 42681, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 202 847 000 / +254 202 847 200 / +254 202 717 603
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Manager, Electricity and Renewable Energy Directorate

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Manager, Electricity and Renewable Energy Directorate

Manager, Electricity and Renewable Energy Directorate
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