20 MAY 2021

Starsight Energy Deploys 950kW System for Big Cola Plant


Lagos – 20th May 2021: Starsight Energy, the leading African Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) solar power provider, is delighted to announce the completion of a 950kW solar system for the Big Bottling Company plant in Ogun State, Nigeria. This installation is Starsight’s largest solar solution in Nigeria to date and shows the potential of sustainable power for Nigerian industry.

The Big Bottling Company’s Nigerian plant produces Big Cola, Big Orange, and other popular Nigerian drinks. The planned doubling of the plant’s production rate required diversification of its energy supply, and Starsight Energy was approached to design a solution. Utilizing the available roof space on the Big Bottling plant, Starsight’s engineering team designed a rooftop solar solution that is fully integrated into the plant’s existing natural gas power infrastructure.

Starsight’s technology-enabled system will offset the customer’s gas consumption during peak solar production, thereby enabling the plant to reduce its gas usage. The system will help Big Bottling Company offset 11,743 tons of CO2 over the project’s ten-year lifetime. These savings will help the company keep its commitment to protecting the environment.

Prahlad K. Gangadharan, CEO of Big Bottling Company, commented, “we were motivated to expand production at our primary Nigerian plant in a sustainable way and Starsight have delivered an excellent solution. Their system integrates into our existing power infrastructure and was designed, installed, and brought online in just five months. We look forward to generating green energy and reducing our carbon emissions, and we know we can rely on Starsight’s lifetime service guarantee.”

Tony Carr, Starsight Energy CEO, added, “this project demonstrates the scale at which Starsight can design and deploy solar solutions for industrial clients. Whether it’s a 100% solar or hybrid system, our systems guarantee seamless integration, 99.9% uptime, and significant reduction in CO2 emissions. We are proud of our world-class engineering team for designing and deploying this large-scale solar solution, and we look forward to installing
similar systems for our industrial clients in Nigeria and Ghana, as well as in our new markets in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.”

Founded in 2015, Starsight Energy is the leading African Commercial & Industrial (C&I) energy-as-a-service provider. It has deployed 41 MW of installed generating capacity, 33 MWh of storage, and 16,320 HP in cooling capacity across 547 sites in all Nigerian states and Ghana and has recently expanded into East Africa. The Company’s team of highly experienced professionals provides power solutions to the most demanding enterprises, including banks, petrol station operators, schools, universities, and large commercial agricultural companies. Starsight’s proprietary smart technology optimizes energy consumption enabling customers to significantly reduce energy costs and boost profitability without incurring any upfront expense. Starsight delivers an end-to-end service, from assessing a client’s energy needs to the installation and maintenance of a renewable energy solution to ongoing technical support. Starsight’s long-term relationships with its blue-chip clients reflect the quality of its in-house engineering, procurement, and construction services, along with the reliability of its operations, maintenance, and customer service. Together these provide customers with the peace of mind that all their power-related issues are in trustworthy hands.

Starsight has consistently maintained the highest ESG credentials and continues to reduce its customers’ carbon footprint and harmful diesel emissions. The Company is backed by Helios Investment Partners and Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers.

Nigeria: +234 (0) 809 489 7800
Ghana +233 (0) 200 511 100

The Big Bottling Company (“TBBC”) came into existence on August 1st 2018, when DUET Private Equity Limited (“DPEL”), a principal investor in emerging and frontier markets,
acquired a majority stake in AJEAST Nigeria Limited. TBBC is positioned to accelerate into the next phase of growth in Africa and to foster the continued growth of its brands in this crucial market by offering the highest quality products at affordable prices.


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