Kenyan rose grower inaugurates solar power plant

Thika-based flower farm Simbi Roses on Saturday installed a 150-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar system in Thika as part of a wider plan to reduce its electricity costs.

Simbi’s solar system consists of 454 solar panels and five inverters that it said would help the agricultural farm reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 144 metric tonnes per year.

Speaking during the event, Simbi’s Executive Director Grace Nyachae said the plant would enable the flower farm to drastically reduce its overall carbon footprint and power costs.

The firm currently produces more than 13 varieties of roses for the global market which include Bellerose, Red Ribbon, Good Times, Sonrisa, Vanilla Sky, Marie Claire, Mario, High & Magic and Upper Class.

Read more at Business Daily (Simon Ciuri)


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