The WFP (World Food Programme) is a voluntarily funded part
of the United Nations system. The WFP aims to ensure that
every human has access to food at all times for an active and
healthy life. In order to do this, the WFP are always searching
for sustainable methods to carry out all their work; including
within their offices, one of them being their Isiolo office. Isiolo
is a town in the former eastern Province, Kenya and is situated
in the upper eastern Sub-region.
The WFP (global) embarked on a Greenhouse Gas emission
Reduction strategy which aims to reduce emissions by 18% by
2017. In June 2015, the WFP initiated a country specific project
towards meeting the global strategy objectives; identifying
their Isiolo office as a pilot project for the greening project in
Kenya. WFP Kenya chose Sollatek to develop and implementinga
6.25Kw Solar System in October 2015. The system is
being used to power all of their IT and Telecommunications
equipment within the office including security lighting.
The system is an off-grid hyrid, connected to both the mains
power as the second option, and the generator as the third
option. The inverter connected is programmable to recall the
mains supply or the automatic generator when the voltages
reach 44 dc. The mains or the generator takes on as a power
back up and charges the batteries until the charging reaches
the absorption stage. At this stage the inverter will take only 30
minutes, and depending on your selected timer programme,
the mains supply will then be disconnected.
The WFP had initially intended to run only critical loads i.e
computers, laptops, lighting and fridges. With Sollatek’s expertise
in the field and working closely with the WFP field engineer,
WFP are now able to ensure that the whole of Isiolo office
will run on solar power.:
“As Sollatek we are proud to be associated with WFP and we
look forward to more projects with other international organizations.
Our team of highly qualified engineers guarantees
professional system sizing and reliable after-sales support.”
– Elizabeth Musyoka, Coast Region Sales Manager.