Africa Data Centres, a pan-African company that provides data services, has expanded its use of solar power by ordering the installation of a 1.2MW plant at its facility in Nairobi.
The plant, which will be installed by Distributed Power Africa, adds to solar installations at its Cape Town and Johannesburg centres. Africa Data Centres also has facilities in Harare, Zimbabwe and Kigali, Rwanda.
“The power needs of data centres tend to be large and sensitive,” said Norman Moyo, CEO of DPA, in a statement. “Solar can improve the reliability of power supply.”
Companies across Africa are increasingly turning to solar power to cut costs and improve reliability of electricity supply in countries with regular grid outages. — Reported by Antony Sguazzin, (c) 2019 Bloomberg LP