[Kenya] JinkoSolar switches London Distillers to solar energy in largest commercial rooftop project in East Africa
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd a global player in the photovoltaic (PV) industry has supplied 924 Kilowatts of PV modules to be installed on the rooftop of the London Distillers’ distillery in Athi River, Kenya.
Executed by Solarcentury, a major international developer and independent power producer, the project is the largest commercial rooftop installation in East Africa. With the installation, London Distillers will save roughly $180,000 in electricity costs per annum and eliminate 330 tons of carbon emissions per annum.
Mohan Galot, Chairman of London Distillers noted that “we are always looking for ways to improve the cost efficiency of our operations and protect the environment, and investing in solar presented us with a solution for both these ambitions.”
“As a historically renowned distillery that has achieved long-term commercial success over its 125 year history, London Distillers understands the importance of making investments towards the future.” Noted Gulnara Abudullina, JinkoSolar’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa region. “Solarcentury’s choice of JinkoSolar is a reflection of their belief in the long-term performance and reliability of our modules” Ms. Abudullina elaborated.