Unilever solar plant announces the signing of a solar plant in Kenya-Business Today
KTN News Mar 27,2018
Unilever tea Kenya and cross boundary energy are today announcing the signing of Unilever’s first solar services agreement in Africa. Crossboundary energy will be installing and operating a 600 kwp solar power plant at the company’s kericho tea plantation, which will be operational in mid?2018. Crossboundary energy has commissioned solarcentury east africa to design, procure, construct and commission the plant and partnered with solarafrica to act as a technical partner to manage project delivery and asset management. This is the first commercial and industrial power purchase agreement (ppa) for unilever in africa. It is part of unilever’s broader commitment to decouple its environmental impact from business growth and footprint. The solar system is being financed and operated by crossboundary energy through a 15?year solar services agreement with Unilever tea kenya. This will deliver substantial savings on its current power costs and reduce its carbon emissions by over 10,000 tonnes over the plant’s 30 plus?year lifetime.