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Solar firm set to install 1,154kWp power plants at Icipe campuses

A solar carport. The venture aims to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint and make its operations more environmentally friendly. PHOTO | FILE
A solar carport. The venture aims to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint and make its operations more environmentally friendly. PHOTO | FILE 

Solar energy firm Solarcentury is set to install three power plants with a total capacity of 1,154kWp at the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe).

Work on site will commence in July and the systems are expected to be generating solar electricity by October.

Two solar roof systems combined with a carport system will be built at the icipe Duduville Campus in Nairobi. The third solar roof system will be built at the icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus, in Western Kenya, which will be combined with battery storage.

Solarcentury will design the systems and will be the EPC contractor (engineer, procure, construct), also with responsibility for operation and maintenance for the next five years.