- Kenyan steel maker, Devki Steel, is set to save Sh1.5 billion (US 10 million) in energy costs over the next 20 years with a newly installed solar facility at Ruiru in Kiambu County.
- It is the biggest rooftop solar plant in East, West, and Central Africa at 4MW.
- The solar solution was installed by Distributed Power Africa (DPA) through a power lease agreement.
“By investing in solar energy, Devki has not only prioritized cost savings but also positively impacted the environment. Our commitment to renewable energy aligns with global efforts to combat climate change,” said Narendra Raval, Chairman of Devki Group.
DPA Kenya, which financed, designed, and deployed the solution, will operate and maintain the solar plant.
“DPA Kenya Limited applauds companies like Devki that invest in clean energy solutions,” DPA Group CEO Norman Moyo said. “By prioritizing sustainability, businesses gain a competitive advantage, increase brand loyalty, and attract a new generation of environmentally-conscious customers,” Moyo added.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal