Centrosolar has delivered ~300 modules for what will be the third largest solar power project in East Africa. An SOS Children’s Village in Mombasa, Kenya, is to benefit from the 60kWp system, which is part of the Renewable Energies Export Initiative run by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWi).
Working alongside Kenyan installation company, Asantys Systems, and its cooperation partner African Solar Design, Centrosolar supplied the project with 312 modules of the S-Class Excellent series. The plant provides some of the power to the SOS Children’s Village, while the remaining electricity is fed into the local schools, where over 500 students from the area are taught.
“Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. However, the power supply is very unreliable and locally generated electricity is very expensive. In one of the sunniest countries in the world, developing solar energy with appropriate infrastructure is the logical solution,” said Frank Heise, sales director of stand alone systems at Centrosolar.
The inauguration of the plant in Mombasa is expected to take place in July 2011.