The largest PV integration project in Africa is set to be carried out in Nigeria following an agreement signed between Onyx Solar, a solar energy company founded in Ávila, Spain, and the world’s leading manufacturer of transparent photovoltaic (PV) glass for buildings, and Sterling Bank Plc., a full service national commercial bank in the West African country.
According to the agreement, the Spanish company will install approximately 6,500sqm or a total of 3,250 crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass spandrels at the Nigerian Bank’s new headquarters building that is currently under construction in Lagos, the capital city of Nigeria.
The project will be carried out in partnership with PriVida Power Limited, a Nigerian-based world-class company dedicated to providing affordable renewable energy solutions, to improve the quality of life and sustain the environment.
As a result of this integration, as per a statement released by Onyx Solar, Sterling Bank will become a reference for modernity and sustainability in the West African country. The installation will supply up to 1MWp of installed power, which will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its ecological footprint.
Onyx Solar PV glass trail
Onyx Solar pointed out that its PV glass has already been installed on many skyscrapers in Singapore, convention centers in Canada, and tourist attractions in Dubai in addition to railway stations in the US, hospitals in Norway, banks in Kenya, embassies in Indonesia, shopping malls in Mexico and universities/colleges in Australia.
The Spanish company continues its international expansion in Africa with new photovoltaic integration projects for example the upcoming project at Microsoft’s headquarters in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
According to the Spanish Company’s spokesperson, owing to this innovative technology, the tech giant takes a step forward to be aligned with the 10 sustainable development goals established by the United Nations.
Source: Construction Review