Kenya’s energy grid is more than 75% renewable, making it one of the most renewable grids in the World and icolo.io continues its commitment to the sustainability of our industry with the implementation of Solar Energy systems at our Nairobi and Mombasa Data Centres. The 400kW Solar Systems at NBO1 and MBA1 will support part of the power needs of each Data Centre which can deliver 825kW and 675kW of customer power (IT Load) respectively, thereby helping to manage our energy costs and minimize our carbon footprint. This forms part of the company’s sustainable Green Energy goals being implemented across all its campuses in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Data Centers are energy intensive infrastructure projects, and these systems help tap into clean renewable energy, these installations are equivalent to planting back 100 trees per week and reduces the data centers 3,200 Kgs of CO2 emissions per week. “One of our greatest natural resources in Africa is the Sun and our investment in solar is a strategic part our global vision to reduce the harmful effects of global warming and conserve the environment as we continue to scale our business” says Ranjith Cherickel, CEO of icolo.io.
icolo.io designs, builds and operates state of the art carrier neutral data centers to serve a broad spectrum of clients – telecom carriers, ISPs and peering points, IT and cloud providers, content providers, enterprise and financial services customers. These Data Centers are highly connected hubs and provide co-location services including power, security, network access, redundancy, space, and precision cooling to its customers. icoIo.io is part of Digital Realty (DLR) with over 275+ data centers in 24 countries across 6 continents.