Nairobi shopping malls plug into cheap solar power for daytime operations

More Nairobi shopping malls are setting up solar-powered stations for their daytime operations including powering escalators in efforts to cut their hefty bills from the national grid.

Galleria Mall, on the city outskirts along Langata Road, is the latest shopping complex to tap into solar. It has contracted UK firm Solarcentury to construct a plant on its rooftop, enough to meet half of the mall’s daytime power needs.

The 0.56 MW rooftop plant will be completed in the last quarter of this year. Galleria now joins Garden City Mall on Thika Road and Two Rivers as the other city malls that have constructed captive solar projects for own use.

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