Chloride Exide, in strategic partnership with Kenchic, has made a significant investment in a 1.32MW Grid Tie Solar Power System, marking a pivotal step towards sustainable energy integration in Kenya.
This collaborative initiative underscores the commitment of both organizations to driving innovative and eco-friendly solutions for a more sustainable future.
The 1.32MW Grid Tie Solar Power System will integrate into its key facilities, the Kenchic Hatchery and Kenchic Processing Plant.
Designed to operate during daylight hours, this solar project is expected to produce an impressive 1,550MWh of energy, effectively offsetting a substantial portion of Kenchic’s energy requirements. This achievement underscores Kenchic’s steadfast dedication to sustainable practices and responsible poultry production.
Established in 1984, Kenchic Ltd. has evolved from a producer of day-old chicks to a leading supplier of a diverse range of processed chicken meat and further processed chicken products in Africa. The company’s growth has been underpinned by a strong belief in the interconnectedness of various aspects of poultry production, such as animal welfare, food safety, productivity, and consumer preferences.
These principles have guided Kenchic’s journey towards responsible and sustainable poultry production, reflecting its purpose of ‘enabling shared prosperity through sustainable food production.’
Jim Tozer, Managing Director at Kenchic Ltd., emphasized the significance of this milestone, stating, “As we celebrate the successful completion of this groundbreaking solar power integration project, Kenchic reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly operations. This initiative is not just a technological advancement but a pledge to reduce our carbon footprint and establish new benchmarks in responsible business practices.”
Charles Ngare, General Manager at Chloride Exide Ltd., also expressed his thoughts on the project, highlighting the collaboration’s role in driving sustainable development. “Our partnership with Kenchic on this solar integration project underscores Chloride Exide’s dedication to providing innovative energy solutions that promote sustainable development. Together, we illuminate the path to a cleaner, more sustainable future for Kenya and are proud to support Kenchic’s vision for a safer and more sustainable poultry industry.”
In line with Sustainable Development Goal 12 to ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,’ Kenchic aims to solidify its position as a pioneer in eco-friendly practices within its operations.
The solar power integration project serves as a testament to Kenchic’s commitment to significantly reduce its carbon footprint, contributing to a greener and more environmentally conscious Kenya.
By implementing a grid-tie solar power system, Kenchic anticipates substantial cost reductions in its operational processes, showcasing a commitment to innovation for both sustainability and economic efficiency.