Abuja, Nigeria— 9th February 2022: Nile University of Nigeria completed the installation of an 876-kWp solar system on its campus. The project, which was executed by Starsight Energy, the leading African Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) solar power provider, will deliver reliable clean energy to power Nile University’s buildings for more than two decades, ensuring that the University has the infrastructure needed to continue to serve Nigeria’s higher-education students.
The installation of the 876-kWp solar system is the latest in a series of impactful capital projects facilitated by Honoris United Universities— the first and largest Pan-African private higher education network— since its acquisition of Nile University in July 2020, designed to transform the University into a world-class institution of higher learning.
Starsight’s solution comprises two solar installations that allow for flexible switching from grid power for maximum efficiency. These systems have a combined capacity of 876-kWp and are projected 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.
Commenting on the project, Lateef Kareem, CFO of Nile University of Nigeria, stated, “infrastructure remains a critical element for economic development in Nigeria and the education sector is not isolated in this regard. As part of our investments to increase capacity in response to the growing market demand, our university needed a tailored solution that ensured consistent power supply while also optimising our energy costs. Starsight was the right choice for us, and their team designed, tested, and delivered our solar solution in good time. Further, the CO2 avoidance enabled by these systems will go far to advance the University’s sustainability goals.”
Tony Carr, Starsight Energy’s 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 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.