Solar Power – WFP Isiolo Office

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 implementing a 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.

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