Nigerian university students to benefit from 876kWp solar system

Nigerian university students to benefit from 876kWp solar system

The Nile University of Nigeria has joined the ranks of the commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop solar power system market. The 876kWp solar installation system will benefit higher-education students at the university’s Abuja campus for years to come.

Starsight Energy, a C&I solar power provider, completed the 876kWp solar installation for the Nile University of Nigeria campus in Abuja this week. This project will deliver reliable clean energy to power the university’s buildings over the course of more than two decades, ensuring it has the infrastructure needed to continue to serve Nigeria’s higher-education students.

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Lateef Kareem, CFO of Nile University of Nigeria, said: “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 optimizing our energy costs.”

Starsight designed, tested and delivered the solar solution, which will enable CO2 avoidance and enable the university to advance its sustainability goals.

Nile University is a private higher-education institution, 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 two solar installations that allow for flexible switching from grid power for maximum efficiency. The university solar system has a combined capacity of 876kWp and is 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.

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.”

He added: “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.”

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