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Sitima Printers and Stationers, Kenya

Captive solar PV powers Kenyan paper plant

A 90kWp solar rooftop installation is providing clean and reliable energy to a paper manufacturer near Nairobi, Kenya.

The installation was carried out by Spark development partner Safi Power on behalf of its client, Sitima Printers and Stationers, at its premises in the Juja industrial area. Sitima approached Safi Power for help in reducing the company’s power costs, one of its largest direct costs of production, as well for lowering its overall carbon footprint.

The work was completed in March 2022, marking the first operational project by Safi Power under the financing agreement between Spark and the Kenya-based clean energy developer.

The project is expected to generate 148MWh of renewable generation and avoid 97 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually, saving the end user almost 50% on like-for-like power bills.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Safi Power has been creating customised solar and other renewable energy solutions for East Africa’s commercial and industrial sector for four years, with a team that has a background of over 10 years in the renewable energy space.

The company offers its clients a full suite of renewable energy and energy efficiency services, from site feasibility, consumption profiling and business case financial modelling, to fully financed project design, EPC and ongoing operation and monitoring.

Find out more about Safi Power at

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kWp installed renewable energy capacity


tCO2e avoided per annum


MWh of renewable energy generated per annum


Reduction in customer costs (electricity)

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