Nigeria: Nile University in Abuja Goes Solar

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  • Starsight Energy has announced the completion of an 876-kWp solar installation for the Nile University of Nigeria campus in Abuja.
  • This project will deliver reliable clean energy to power the University’s buildings for more than two decades, ensuring the University has the infrastructure needed to continue to serve Nigeria’s higher-education students. 

Starsight Energy is the leading supplier of renewable energy systems to C&I clients in Nigeria. Starsight’s tailored solar power and cooling solutions deliver significant savings in energy and CAPEX costs to educational sector clients while ensuring that critical teaching is not interrupted by power outages.

Nile University is a leading private university, and a member institution of Honoris United

Universities, with over 6,000 students across six faculties including a college of health sciences. Starsight’s solution comprises of two solar installations that allow for flexible switching from grid power for maximum efficiency. These systems have a combined capacity of 876 kWp and areprojected to prevent over 14,888 tons of CO2 emissions over the project’s lifetime. Furthermore, the solar installations will be one of the first in Nigeria to generate carbon credits through Starsight’s recent carbon credit certification.

Tony Carr, Starsight Energy CEO, commented, “we are thrilled to have completed this system for the University. Starsight is committed to supporting higher education in Nigeria by ensuring that schools and universities have uninterrupted power so that academic staff can focus on instruction and not worry about the lights staying on. We look forward to working with Nile University of Nigeria throughout the project’s lifetime, and we are already experiencing an increase in interest in similar services since the recent increase in grid tariffs.”

Starsight Energy has consistently maintained the highest ESG credentials and continues to
reduce its customers’ carbon footprint and harmful diesel emissions. The Company is backed by Helios Investment Partners and Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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