REDAVIA’s free solar leases for businesses are a big hit in Kenya


The availability of solar-powered water pumps and solar lamps have had a life-changing effect on rural communities in Kenya, providing clean drinking water and lighting while eliminating hardships, health hazards and habits that contribute to climate change. This is according to a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

It is in the backdrop of this that REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has signed COVID-19 Resilience Leases with Wonder Feeds Ltd and Siginon Aviation, offering these businesses six months of free solar to withstand the COVID crisis.

According to a statement from the firm, before the COVID crisis, Wonder Feeds Ltd upgraded its factory to accommodate its growing animal feed products business. When the COVID crisis hit the economy, management maintained product prices for customers despite the increase of raw material costs, leaving the company with higher operating expenses.

“Faced with these economics, Managing Director Abdul Parkar was thrilled when REDAVIA extended the same helping hand to him that he extended to his customers.” The statement read in part.

Siginon Aviation is a ground handling company based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy embraces environmental conservation for its communities’ current and future generations. During its operations, Siginon proactively engages equipment that limits emissions of carbon fuel into the atmosphere, so REDAVIA’s free solar power solution supports this CSR endeavor well.

“Our partnership with REDAVIA comes at a time when the green agenda is a key business objective. Siginon Aviation continues to embrace business solutions that ensure environmental conservation, and REDAVIA’s solar power solution gives us the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment as a responsible corporate citizen,” said Edwin Ronoh, Siginon Group Finance Leader.

COVID-19 has disrupted African businesses significantly. In this challenging time, REDAVIA enables sound businesses to reduce their operating costs with a free solar plant leasing service. REDAVIA has introduced the COVID-19 Resilience Lease, which provides solar power plants to business customers for six months, completely for free.

Erwin Spolders, CEO & founder of REDAVIA, said, “We are glad to be able to make a difference for our business partners in this time of need and start win-win relationships that will last for decades. The COVID Resilience Lease Program is already a huge success, and we are keen to scale up the program further. We invite more companies to apply.”REDAVIA offers solar power for businesses in West and East Africa. The REDAVIA system is based on a pre-configured model, including high-performance solar modules and electrical components. It is easy to ship, set up, scale, and redeploy. Businesses benefit from a cost-effective, reliable, clean energy solution with minimal upfront investment or technical skills.

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Yvonne Kawira is an award winning journalist with an interest in matters, regional trade, tourism, entrepreneurship and aviation. She has been practicing for six years and has a degree in mass communication from St Paul’s University.

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