NIGERIA – Daystar Power, a West African solar energy company, has announced that it has successfully installed its 100th solar power system since the company’s foundation in 2017.
This is after it was able to successfully install a solar energy system at a branch of Unity Bank in Bauchi, Nigeria.
“Sustainability and environmental protection are fundamental principles to run all our business activities at Unity bank,” said Hilary Ajuebon, Divisional Head, Resources of Unity bank.
“We are therefore particularly delighted to have Daystar Power as a close partner helping us to convert our power supply of all our branches to solar energy in the long run.”
The latest installation corresponds to a growth of 733 percent in the number of installed systems compared to the previous year, and a twenty-fold increase in the total installed power capacity from 291 kW in September 2018 to 5.6 MW in September 2019.
By shifting the electricity supply from diesel generators to environment-friendly solar hybrid solutions, Daystar Power says it has been able to reduce C02 emission by more than 360 metric tonnes to date.
“Overall, Daystar Power’s innovative power solutions consistently save its customers 20-30% of power costs while simultaneously reducing noise and air pollution,” read a statement from the company.
Daystar Power provides comprehensive solar energy solutions to its clients. Apart from installing photovoltaic systems, the company also provides maintenance in the long-term to ensure durability of their systems
Christian Wessels, Founder and Executive at Daystar Power said that they had experienced a rapidly growing demand for its solar solutions from businesses and institutions in West Africa and thus was optimistic that they could double the amount of installed systems to 200 by the end of this year.
Daystar Power works with West Africa’s leading banks including Ecobank, Wema Bank, Unity Bank and Access Bank.
Besides banking and manufacturing, clients in the agricultural as well as education and health sector have also indicated strong interest in converting to renewable sources of energy, adding to Daystar Power’s client base, the company says.
In addition to Nigeria, systems have also been installed in Ghana, where Daystar Power opened a subsidiary in April this year.