A rooftop solar power plant has been adopted for the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in Lagos.
The solar power plant is the first step towards the development of a 20 MWp installed solar capacity desired by the shipping company Nigerdock.
The recently opened facility is the result of collaboration between Daystar Power, a solar energy company based in Lagos, and Nigerdock.
The authorities of Nigerdock say that the solar power facility’s main goal is to lessen the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone’s environmental impact.
The chief executive officer of Nigerdock, Maher Jarmakani, said after a few days of operation, the solar system can supply 40% of the company’s electricity requirements, cutting its annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2,000 tonnes.
The system is a component of Nigerdock’s proposal to outfit the Snake Island Integrated Free Zone with multiple solar power plants totaling 20 MWp installed capacity.
The company is a frontline, maritime business putting its faith in solar energy to lessen its reliance on the Nigerian national grid.
The company is a leading Nigerian maritime company operating the largest multipurpose seaport and Free Zone in Lagos, servicing customers in the shipping, logistics, and manufacturing sectors.
A few months ago, Seven-Up Bottling Company (SBC) and solar energy provider Daystar Power inked a contract for the installation of multiple solar systems with a total capacity of 10.5 MWp to power SBC’s plants in the cities of Abuja, Lagos (Ikeja), Ibadan, and Ilorin.
By Bosco Agba