SolarAfrica, a leader in providing solar solutions for private commercial and industrial users has officially handed over the largest solar hybrid system to Krystalline Salt Limited.
The 991 kWp PV hybrid system will generate approximately 1.6 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, saving Krystalline around 22% of their electricity costs. The system will also offset 1 268 tonnes of CO2, and in hybrid operation the system will reduce approximately 24 000 litres of diesel each year, eliminating an additional 62 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Speaking at the handover ceremony in Malindi, Deepak Patel, Managing Director of Krystalline Salt Limited said “ I am very happy that the PV Hybrid System entered operation ahead of schedule and we can save 22% of our annual electricity costs in the future thanks to a 55% solar power share during daylight hours.”
The project was financed through joint efforts of the Kenyan and Japanese governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the bilaterally agreed Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).
“As the project developer, it has been a privilege to play a part in Kaysalt achieving their sustainability goals, and by making use of the JCM grant, delivering the solar system at the required ROI(return on investment). We congratulate Kaysalt for making use of a cleaner energy alternative. Kaysalt has clearly set a new standard for industrial power users to follow. We at SolarAfrica are passionate about solar energy and will continue to offer innovative clean energy solutions to enable commercial and industrial power users to effortlessly convert to solar,” Johan Pienaar, Commercial Director of SolarAfrica.
SolarAfrica partnered with SMA Sunbelt and Kenyan based installation partners, Harmonic Systems to construct and execute the project efficiently and to the highest industry standard, resulting in the project being completed two months ahead of schedule.