A carport is a roofed, wall-less shed used to offer limited protection to cars from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and other elements. Solar carport are increasingly gaining popularity worldwide as they make use of otherwise functionless rooftops.
Solarcentury said on Thurday the innovative system would operate in a “dual mode”, allowing it to provide backup power when the grid is down and a steady supply of power during the day to reduce demand from the grid when it is operational.
“We are incredibly proud to be bringing our second dual-mode solar system to Kenya, this time to build East Africa’s largest rooftop system,” Dr Dan Davies, Director for Solarcentury in East Africa said in a statement.
The project, whose value is yet to be disclosed, will be financed under Solar4Africa, a 12 year financed plan that seeks to enable Garden City to overcome barriers that frequently affect commercial solar projects, he said.
The deal comes shortly after Solarcentury announced it had delivered a 1MW solar farm – East Africa’s largest ground mount system – for Williamson Tea’s facilities in western Kenya.
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