Galleria Mall has contracted Solarcentury to provide it with a 652kWp solar project which will be installed on the roof of the shopping centre and provide 50 per cent of the daytime power needs.
This Solar PV system will generate over 860,000 kWh annually for Galleria, offsetting 173 tonnes of carbon per year.
Guy Lawrence, Director of Solarcentury East Africa, commended Kenyan businesses for its efforts to invest in solar which has proven to be a mature and reliable technology that that can be deployed quickly and at any scale.
“We are excited about this collaboration and are looking forward to seeing the multiple benefits that Galleria will see, including taking control of their long-term power costs,” he added.
The solar project, which will take nine months to complete, will be managed by Solarcentury from its Operations and Maintenance hub in Nairobi.
Apart for Galleria Mall, has also designed Garden City’s 858kWp solar carport which has been generating electricity for the retail tenants and facilities such as the lights and escalators since 2015 and a solar system for Mombasa International Airport.
It has also installed a three solar PV plants at the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), 1MWp solar PV for Williamson Tea at its Changoi Tea Farm, a 500kWp system at ALP in Tatu City and a roof solar system belonging to London Distillers in Athi River, Kenya.