We are a rooftop solar company that sells cheaper, cleaner and sustainable power generated from solar. There is an energy crisis in Kenya. The crisis is not one of shortage but of high cost of power.
Electricity costs have been on the rise over the years due to numerous factors. The rise in fuel levy, fluctuation of major currencies against the shilling among other factors greatly affect electricity costs. Increase in cost of power affects the overall cost of production, this in turn affects the price of products, eats into profit margins and in most cases makes companies uncompetitive and gradually runs them into the ground.
It therefore follows that companies must not only tame the cost of electricity but also be able to predict its cost over time. Umeme City proposes diversification of sources of electricity by employing solar energy generation to complement grid electricity. Solar energy rates are not subject to fluctuations from external factors. They are lower, fixed and predictable over long-term, a characteristic that is essential to planning and growth in a company
Solar energy rates are not subject to fluctuations due to external factors like foreign currency rates and fuel prices. Umeme City rates are fixed and predictable over time. The cheaper power generated by solar is enjoyed throughout the day. During the night, solar battery backup or off-peak grid power takes over. Overall savings are experienced by use of this alternative.