In a bid to cut it’s daytime electricity consumption by half (50%), Galleria shopping mall has announced that it will install solar power. The mall entered a partnership with solar century in a venture projected to reduce its operational costs.
“Businesses in Kenya are continuing to invest in solar as the economics make good sense,” Said Guy Lawrence, Solar Century East Africa director.
The erection of the 562k Wp solar system, that is expected to take nine months will put Galleria mall at par with Garden City mall. Currently Garden City has connected 3,300 solar panels, generating 1,256 Megawatt hours annually that saves about Sh31.6 million annually from power bills.
Davies and Shirtliff, a water and energy services firm is also working with Germany’s SMA Solar to make it easy for local firms to produce their own solar power so as to lower power costs.