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Nestled in a corner of Nairobi is a privately owned Kenyan university, which has become the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint.

In June 2016, Kenya’s Strathmore University switched on a 600kW photovoltaic solar-energy system that generates enough electricity to satisfy the consumption needs of its 1,000-strong campus for 30 years, and translates to an operational savings cost of $300,000 a year.

The project is a first on many counts. With 2,400 panels located on the roofs of six buildings, it is the largest rooftop solar installation in sub-Saharan Africa.

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