Adrian Kenya and Strathmore University signs MOU to enhance capacity building in renewable energy solutions

Strathmore University, through its Energy Research Centre, and Adrian Kenya have today signed  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of enhancing capacity building in the  areas of Solar Energy Certification, strengthening leadership capabilities, and provision of expert  services in renewable energy solutions. Senior management members from both institutions were  present, led by Prof. Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for  Research and Innovation, and Mr. Benard W. Njoroge, Adrian Group’s Group Managing  Director. 

Adrian Kenya is leading in the development of solar PV solutions in East and Central Africa and  has established multiple strategic partners to deliver end-to-end Solar PV solutions, including the  scope of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing (EPCF).

Speaking during the event, Mr. Benard W. Njoroge said “At Adrian, we are guided by  our vision to ‘Transform Africa by Connecting Businesses and Communities through Sustainable  Technologies’, and we uphold a partnership with a leading institution, Strathmore University,  committed to excellence in education and research globally. The world is increasingly adopting  alternative energy sources to manage reliability, environmental sustainability and cost. This has  resulted in the increased penetration of renewable energy solutions in Africa.” 

“Strathmore University is the only university with a well-developed energy research centre, and  as part of our mandate, we promote the use of green energy, an area Strathmore is well  established in. As an institution, we are keen on the aspect of industry collaborations as they  catalyse innovation and growth in technology. The signing of this document signifies a  collaboration in which Strathmore University provides research and knowledge enhancement  while Adrian provides the practical aspect in the deployment of innovative renewable energy  solutions in the market,” said Prof. Izael Da Silva. 

Adrian is an enabler for women in technology and through this partnership, will provide  mentorship opportunities to women pursuing engineering courses at the Strathmore School for  Computing and Engineering Sciences. 

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