Solarcentury to deliver solar PV portfolio in Kenya

Solarcentury will undertake the installation of three solar PV plants, with a total capacity of 1154kWp, at the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe).

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.

•US$ 2.5M project is largest solar investment in Kenya to date
•One PV system will be combined with battery storage

Solarcentury will design the systems and will be the EPC contractor (engineer, procure, construct), also with responsibility for O&M for the next five years. The project will be delivered by Solarcentury’s East Africa office, comprising a team of eight based in Nairobi, with support from the head office team in the UK.

Work on site will commence in July 2016 and the systems are expected to be generating solar electricity by October 2016.