As the sun rises on Kenya’s economic landscape, businesses across the country are presented with a golden opportunity to cut costs and contribute to a greener, sustainable future in line with protecting the earth we need.
Rooftop solar power is emerging as a game-changer for Kenyan companies seeking growth and financial resilience. Pushed by Distributed Power Africa (DPA Kenya), rooftop solar has become the only antidote that Kenyan businesses need to navigate the current economic challenges.
The move and innovations by DPA Kenya have seen companies such as Devki Group turning all their roofs into an ocean of solar panels, leading to not only power independence but financial empowerment and growth too.
The Devki Group is one of the largest manufacturers of Steel, Roofing Sheets, and Cement within and without Kenya. With several factories spread across the country, the Devki Group’s decision to switch to renewable energy has helped reduce its operating costs and carbon footprint.
One of the most compelling reasons for Kenyan companies to invest in rooftop solar is the potential for energy independence and cost savings. Kenya has abundant sunshine throughout the year, making it a prime location for harnessing solar power.
Kenyan businesses can generate their electricity, reducing their dependence on the grid and, more importantly, their electricity bills. With rising energy costs being a concern for many businesses, solar energy offers a stable and predictable power source.
In a world increasingly focused on sustainability, companies such as DPA Kenya and Devki that invest in clean energy solutions gain a significant competitive advantage. Rooftop solar is a visible symbol of a company’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Consumers are more likely to support businesses that prioritize sustainability, leading to increased brand loyalty and attracting a new generation of environmentally-conscious customers.
What is more, investing in rooftop solar can offer attractive financial returns over the long term. Once the initial investment is recouped, the electricity generated by solar panels becomes essentially free, allowing businesses to allocate more resources to other growth-oriented initiatives. With advancements in technology and decreasing solar panel costs, the ROI on solar installations is becoming increasingly favorable.
At the same time, the solar industry has the potential to generate significant employment opportunities in Kenya. From solar panel manufacturing to installation and maintenance, the sector can create jobs across various skill levels.
Kenya, like many other countries, faces the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation. Embracing rooftop solar can help companies significantly reduce their carbon footprint. This commitment to sustainability aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and positions Kenyan businesses as responsible corporate citizens.
The truth is rooftop solar represents a bright and promising avenue for Kenyan companies seeking investment growth and sustainability. The advantages of energy independence, cost savings, a sustainable brand image, government incentives, energy reliability, attractive ROI, job creation, and climate change mitigation all make a compelling case for businesses to invest in solar energy solutions.