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Jan 26, 2017

Strathmore University zero-carbon footprint journey

Strathmore University is the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. The genesis for the idea has been three and half years in the making.

Strathmore University switched on a 600kW photovoltaic solar-energy system that generates enough electricity to satisfy the consumption needs of its 1,000-strong campus for 30 years and translates to an operational savings cost of $300,000 a year. 

Strathmore becomes the first and largest private producer of solar power to sell energy to electricity distributor Kenya Power, since their system generates enough to meet their own needs and supply between 200-400 MWh into the national grid every year.

 

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Source: African Business Magazine

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Strathmore Energy Research Centre
Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale
P.O. Box 59857 00200
City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel.: +254 (0) 703 034 000
Email: serc@strathmore.edu
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