Daystar Power, a West African solar energy company has installed the 100th solar power system since the company was founded in 2017.
The firm says this 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.
According to Christian Wessels, Founder and Executive at Daystar Power, says: “With our full-service offerings, we cover not only installing the photovoltaic systems, but also providing maintenance in the long-term to ensure long-term operations – a rapidly growing demand of businesses and institutions in West Africa. I therefore assume that we can double the amount of installed systems to 200 by the end of this year.”
Some of Daystar Power clients include leading banks including Ecobank, Wema Bank, Unity Bank and Access Bank. It also works with customers in manufacturing, agricultural as well as education and health sectors.
In April this year, Daystar Power opened a subsidiary in Ghana.
Hilary Ajuebon, Divisional Head, Resources of Unity bank, says:
“Sustainability and environmental protection are fundamental principles to run all our business activities at Unity bank. The bank has already received various awards for supporting multiple initiatives that encourage ecological sustainability aimed at reducing the impact of climate change. 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.”