Africa's Largest Solar Carport is Turned On

Africa’s largest solar carport was opened in Nairobi yesterday at the Garden City Mall on Thika Superhighway.

Instead of the ordinary car park canopies shielding cars from the sun, the carport has been equipped with 3,300 solar panels.

The panels will generate 1,256 MWh annually and cut carbon emission by 745 tonnes a year, according to SolarCentury and Solar Africa, the companies that worked on the new parking lot.

The solar electricity it generates is being used by the mall for lighting and powering escalators.

The solar carport is powerful enough to power 550 urban homes in Nairobi every year.

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