Safi Power Commissions Rooftop Solar System for Kenyan Bottling Company

Dec 27, 2022 02:53 PM ET
  • Nairobi-based green energy distributor Safi Power has appointed a 400 kWp roof solar system at the Coastal Bottlers plant in Mombasa, Kenya. The new installment will help the soft drinks bottler in transitioning one of its PET assembly line to a cleaner source of energy.
Safi Power Commissions Rooftop Solar System for Kenyan Bottling Company

Coastal Bottlers Ltd, among the earliest bottlers of Coca-Cola in Kenya, is established currently to minimize its carbon footprint. The rooftop solar installment is anticipated to create 600 MWh of energy per year. This will allow the company to avoid more than 8,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the project's lifetime.

The solar PV system will aid in reducing Coastal Bottlers' power expenses to over 25% and also enhancing its operating costs. The project is the result of a funding contract in between Safi Power as well as Spark Energy Services, a financing platform handled by Camco Clean Energy that funds on-site renewable energy and energy efficiency devices for the business as well as commercial (C&I) market in Africa.

The most up to date installation is the second of 3 phases of a wide project. The first phase carried out in August 2020 involved the transition of Coastal Bottlers' wastewater treatment plant as well as administrative block to solar energy. This has actually made it possible for the bottler to avoid 6,720 tons of yearly co2 emissions.

Seth Adu-Baah, CEO of Coastal Bottlers, said, the second phase of the project adds their PET line, supplying more combined effect. The transition of the entire production line to solar energy brings the company better to achieving its sustainable energy objectives and adding remedies to environment adjustment.

Adam Fitzwilliam, Camco's CFA-- East Africa and also Spark C&I Lead, said, funding a sustainable energy pipe for services as well as sustaining them on the course to web zero is the reason for developing Spark. Camco anticipates continued dialogue with Coastal Bottlers to help them in reducing their energy expenses and come to be a regional leader in sustainability.

David Kinyua, Founder of Safi Power, claimed, their partnership with Camco's Spark team is helping with off-balance sheet financing which has actually been an obstacle via the standard business loaning approach. Camco's worldwide experience, specifically in Environmental, Social, and also Governance (ESG) reporting, has assisted Safi to ensure its implementation abides by ideal practices.

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