Daystar Power to Install Rooftop Solar at Five Factories in Nigeria

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Lagos-based energy provider Daystar Power has entered into an agreement with soft drink manufacturer Seven-Up Bottling Company (SBC) to strengthen the power facilities at SBC plants in Nigeria. Daystar is going to install solar power systems with a combined capacity of 10.5 MWp to generate electricity for 5 SBC plants over the next six years.

SBC operates nine manufacturing plants located across various regions in the country and through the agreement signed, Daystar Power will set up rooftop solar power plants for 5 of its plants in the cities of Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin, and Lagos. The combined capacity of 10.5 MWp for the manufacturing plants is a significant amount of capacity for utility-scale solar in Nigeria.

The collaboration of SBC with Daystar began with an initial agreement to build 1.5 MWp of solar power systems in two of its manufacturing plants in Kaduna and Kano. The project has successfully installed two solar PV systems of 450 kWp and 990 kWp in the plants, respectively. With the 5 solar plants to be built, the soft drink manufacturer will have a total of 12 MWp of installed solar capacity at its seven plants, making it Nigeria’s largest company using solar energy to power its operations.

Daystar Power estimates that these solar power systems will supply 50% of the total energy consumption during the day, however, the supply percentage will depend on the size of the installation and the amount of sunlight.

Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, the CEO and co-founder of Daystar Power said, “SBC has shown extraordinary leadership in embracing solar power. It is proof that Nigerian industrial manufacturers can reduce their energy costs and meet their sustainability requirements”. 

Ziad Maalouf, the Managing Director of SBC commented, “We’re delighted to deepen our partnership with Daystar Power to install solar power systems for our Nigerian operations. Solar energy is a win-win for us – we can save significantly on our power costs and reduce our carbon emissions.”

It is expected that these installations will enable SBC to reduce its emissions by more than 24,000 tons CO2 equivalent over the 20-year life of the two solar plants, with saving up to 40% on its electricity costs in these plants. 

Through these solar PV plants, SBC aims to make a contribution to the global fight against the outcome of climate change and the adoption of mitigation strategies. The project is also in line with Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) which seeks to increase the contribution of renewable energy to account for 10% of the country’s total energy consumption by 2025.

SBC operates nine manufacturing plants located across various regions in the country and through the agreement signed, Daystar Power will set up rooftop solar power plants for 5 of its plants in the cities of Abuja, Ibadan, Ilorin, and Lagos. The combined capacity of 10.5 MWp for the manufacturing plants is a significant amount of capacity for utility-scale solar in Nigeria.

The collaboration of SBC with Daystar began with an initial agreement to build 1.5 MWp of solar power systems in two of its manufacturing plants in Kaduna and Kano. The project has successfully installed two solar PV systems of 450 kWp and 990 kWp in the plants, respectively. With the 5 solar plants to be built, the soft drink manufacturer will have a total of 12 MWp of installed solar capacity at its seven plants, making it Nigeria’s largest company using solar energy to power its operations.

Daystar Power estimates that these solar power systems will supply 50% of the total energy consumption during the day, however, the supply percentage will depend on the size of the installation and the amount of sunlight.

Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, the CEO and co-founder of Daystar Power said, “SBC has shown extraordinary leadership in embracing solar power. It is proof that Nigerian industrial manufacturers can reduce their energy costs and meet their sustainability requirements”. 

Ziad Maalouf, the Managing Director of SBC commented, “We’re delighted to deepen our partnership with Daystar Power to install solar power systems for our Nigerian operations. Solar energy is a win-win for us – we can save significantly on our power costs and reduce our carbon emissions.”

It is expected that these installations will enable SBC to reduce its emissions by more than 24,000 tons CO2 equivalent over the 20-year life of the two solar plants, with saving up to 40% on its electricity costs in these plants. 

Through these solar PV plants, SBC aims to make a contribution to the global fight against the outcome of climate change and the adoption of mitigation strategies. The project is also in line with Nigeria’s Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) which seeks to increase the contribution of renewable energy to account for 10% of the country’s total energy consumption by 2025.

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