10 Significant Projects That Were Completed In Africa In 2014

5. Kenyan Solar Project

The largest solar project in East Africa has been completed in Kenya, at the Williamson Tea farm in Bomet County. The solar system will cut Williamson Tea’s energy costs by around 30%, supplying clean solar electricity during the daytime to meet most of the tea processing factory’s energy demand, at a cost approximately three times lower than using an alternative diesel generated power.

Williamson Tea says it is now saving 1,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. Solarcentury’s solar park in Bomet is one of only six systems in the world that uses  “Solar Fuel Saver” (SFS) technology, which allows the production of power to work concurrently with a generator, creating a more steady power supply. (Completed May 2014)