By Kamadi Amata.
As one way of reducing its operational cost, Koinonia community has resolved to use sola panel as source of power. The community which play a host to a number of children home and other social economic activities, resolved to use the alternative source of power, following the high cost of using electricity. Roughly, in a month the organization has been paying KSH 130,000 to Kenya power company.
At kivuli centre in Kabria Dagoretti, Koinonia Administrator Harrison Kyalo led other departments at the centre in launching the sola panels on Thursday evening.
Harrison Kyalo, koinonia administrator explaining the impact of Sola panel to kivuli centre. He mentioned that it will take approximately 3 months to identify the cost reduction in power consumption at Kivuli centre.
”Currently we have connected four departments, the children department, radio, dispensary and children dormitories and library”, said Kyalo.
Each of the four departments will be having their own phase.
”Once power is lost, the radio can resume within a micro second”, Kyalo was quoted. He further said, ”Henceforth we are going to use Sola, batteries and electricity from Kenya power as the last option”
Also present during the launch was Mtaani Radio station manager Kelvin Nyangweso. Nyangweso was so excited that the installation of solar panel will help the radio station deal with the scenarios of perennial power black out in Kabiria.
According to the engineers who did the installations the batteries can work for 10years.
Koinonia community host Kivuli Children home for boys, Anita children home for girls, Ndugu mdogo for boys, Paulo’s home for the disables kids and Tone la maji also for boys. All these centres have other social economic activities.