Oserian Development that mainly deals with flower growing and export is set to start using solar energy. The development firm was using geothermal steam to power businesses, heat the greenhouses and light staff houses. However, it recently applied for a license to be allowed to harness solar energy by laying solar panels on the roofs. The request submission to the Energy Regulatory Authority is set to be on 8th March. However, all opposing parties are welcomed to write their disapproval before then.
This comes after Tatu City, Kiambu request for the same license of producing solar power for commercial purposes. This was with an aim of reducing the power costs for the residents and lead to more development ventures. However, they will still be using the national grid power source with the alternative power source still remaining active.
Geothermal development associates had supplied a nominal two MW steam turbine generator to Oserian that prompted them to produce their own geothermal power.
Why Oserian settled to using solar energy
Solar energy is readily gotten from the sun’s radiation which is then trapped using the solar panels. According to a certain research that was carried out, the energy that the sun provides to earth in an hour could meet the global energy needs for a year.
For starters, solar power causes no pollution to the environment and reduces dependence on foreign oil and fuels. The solar panels are reliable and long-lasting for up to 30 years. For domestic use, solar energy can be used to heat water, power cars, and light houses.
Amazing features about solar energy
• It requires low maintenance,
• It provides energy security
• Reliable source of energy
• It offers energy independence
• Solar energy can be gotten silently
• There are low space requirements