- The installation of the solar panels will help Garden City achieve its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Garden City mall plans to install a solar panel covered car park to generate energy for use by tenants.
The plan was announced by Actis’ Investment Principal Koome Gikunda on Wednesday who said the plan will take advantage of the country’s solar resources.
“We were looking for a turn-key solution that could produce clean power and pay for itself with the energy it produces,” said Gikunda.
The panels to be installed on the roof of the 50,000 square meter mall are expected to produce approximately 1,246,000 kWh per year.
The solar energy project is also set to reduce emission of Carbon Dioxide by an estimated 492 tonnes per year.