Kenchic has inaugurated a solar plant to power its operations, highlighting the firm’s commitment to sustainable energy and cost reduction.

The poultry company has this week announced the successful completion of a solar power integration project in partnership with Chloride Exide.

The project involves seamlessly integrating a 1.32MW Grid Tie Solar Power System into key facilities—the Kenchic Hatchery and Kenchic Processing Plant.

Operating during daylight hours, it is projected to generate 1,550MWh of energy, significantly offsetting Kenchic’s energy demands.

“As we celebrate the successful completion of this solar power integration project, Kenchic reaffirms its dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. This initiative is not just a technological advancement but a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and set new standards in responsible business practices.

The solar project aligns seamlessly with our mission to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, making us a leader in the pursuit of a greener future for Kenya,” said Jim Tozer, managing director Kenchic Ltd.

Charles Ngare, General Manager at Chloride Exide Ltd said they were proud to bring their expertise in energy systems to complement Kenchic’s vision

“Our collaboration with Kenchic on this solar integration project underscores Chloride Exide’s commitment to providing innovative energy solutions that drive sustainable development. This project is a testament to the power of strategic partnerships and the impact that can be achieved when organisations unite to address environmental challenges,” said Mr Ngare.

Aligned with SDG Goal 12 to ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,’ Kenchic aims to cement its role as a pioneer in eco-friendly practices.

The objective is to reduce its carbon footprint, contributing to a more environmentally conscious Kenya. This initiative marks a crucial step in Kenchic’s journey towards sustainability and environmental responsibility.