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Nairobi-based inexperienced vitality provider Safi Energy has commissioned a 400 kWp rooftop photo voltaic system on the Coastal Bottlers plant in Mombasa, Kenya. The brand new set up will assist the tender drinks bottler swap one in every of its PET manufacturing strains to a cleaner vitality supply.
Coastal Bottlers Ltd, one of many oldest Coca-Cola bottlers in Kenya, is now set to cut back its carbon footprint. The rooftop photo voltaic set up is anticipated to generate 600 MWh of vitality per 12 months. It will allow the corporate to keep away from greater than 8,000 tons of greenhouse gasoline emissions all through the lifetime of the venture.
The photo voltaic PV system will assist scale back Coastal Bottlers’ electrical energy prices by greater than 25% and streamline its working prices. The venture is the results of a financing settlement between Safi Energy and Spark Power Providers, a financing platform managed by Camco Clear Power that funds on-site renewable vitality and vitality effectivity tools for business and industrial (C&I ) sector in Africa.
The newest set up is the second of three phases of a wide-ranging venture. The primary section carried out in August 2020 consists of the switch of the Coastal Bottlers’ wastewater therapy plant and administrative block to photo voltaic vitality. This enabled the bottler to keep away from 6,720 tons of annual carbon dioxide emissions.
Seth Adu-Baah, CEO of Coastal Bottlers, mentioned, the second section of the venture will increase their PET line, which provides extra built-in impact. The transition of all the manufacturing line to photo voltaic vitality brings the corporate nearer to reaching sustainable vitality targets and contributing to local weather change options.
Adam Fitzwilliam, Camco’s CFA – East Africa and Spark C&I Lead, mentioned, financing a sustainable vitality line for companies and supporting them on the street to web zero is the rationale for establishing Spark. Camco appears ahead to continued dialogue with Coastal Bottlers to assist them scale back their vitality prices and turn out to be a regional chief in sustainability.
David Kinyua, Co-Founding father of Safi Energy, mentioned, their collaboration with Camco’s Spark workforce is to facilitate off-balance sheet funding that has turn out to be a problem by means of the normal business lending method. Camco’s worldwide expertise, particularly in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting, helps Safi to make sure that its implementation follows finest practices.