Kijito Wind Power Limited

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018


Kijito History Gallery

1896

Construction of the Railway Mombasa-Nairobi.

In 1896, the construction of the Railway between Mombasa and Nairobi initiated the moving of many British families to East Africa.

1904

Arrival in Thika

In 1904, the Harries family arrived in Kenya and settled in Thika area, where the company is still located today.

1977

First Kijito Wind pump

The first prototype of Kijito Windpump as manufactured in 1977 and erected in the family's farm in Thika.

First Kijito Pump

1985-1998

Our First Initiative

Most of our first projects occured in the arid Northern Kenya. The origin of Kijito enterprise comes from the will to design solutions to the issue of water access in the arid Northern Kenya.

First Projects

The installation of a Kijito windpump 25 years ago. At that time the rotor was white and red. We now propose a green color in order to be in close accord with the natural environment.

The foundation

Kijito's employees building the foundation for a Kijito windpumping project.

Maintainance

Maintenance is a key step for project sustainability. Kijito windpumps requires very little, but regular, maintenance: it consists in greasing the bearings twice a year.

Manufacturing the blades

The blades, as the whole windpump, is manufactured in Thika workshop, Kenya, with the highest standards.

Visit of HRH Prince Charles

In 1986 we were honoured by a visit from HRH Prince Charles who came to further his interests in alternative energy.

Wind Pumps Technical specifications

2008 kijito

Starting wind speed 2.5m/sec
Rated wind speed 7m/sec, rotor speed 1.5rps(90rpm)
Survival wind speed m/s 40m/sec
Maximum rotor speed m/s 2rps (120rpm)
Rotor diameter m/s 8ft with 12 blades

Model 12ft

Starting wind speed 2.5
Rated wind speed 5
Survival wind speed m/s 45
Maximum rotor speed m/s 90
Rotor diameter m/s 3.65(12)
Number of blades rpm 16
Standard tower height 9(30)
Standard tower height m(ft) 3(10)

Model 16ft

Starting wind speed 2.5
Rated wind speed 5
Survival wind speed m/s 45
Maximum rotor speed m/s 80
Rotor diameter m/s 4.9(16)
Number of blades rpm 20
Standard tower height 9(30)
Standard tower height m(ft) 3(10)

Model 20ft

Starting wind speed 2.5
Rated wind speed 5
Survival wind speed m/s 45
Maximum rotor speed m/s 70
Rotor diameter m/s 6(20)
Number of blades rpm 24
Standard tower height 9(30)
Standard tower height m(ft) 3(10)

Model 24ft

Starting wind speed 2.5
Rated wind speed 5
Survival wind speed m/s 45
Maximum rotor speed m/s 60
Rotor diameter m/s 7.3(24)
Number of blades rpm 24
Standard tower height 9(30)
Standard tower height m(ft) 3(10)

Model 26ft

Starting wind speed 2.5
Rated wind speed 5
Survival wind speed m/s 45
Maximum rotor speed m/s 55
Rotor diameter m/s 7.9(26)
Number of blades rpm 24
Standard tower height 9(30)
Standard tower height m(ft) 3(10)