Shell acquires West Africa’s leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions


Shell has revealed its intention to acquire Daystar Power in a bid to deliver carbon emission reductions and power cost savings to commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses in Africa.

The acquisition is expected to help Daystar Power further expand beyond West Africa and into East and Southern Africa, and help grow its installed capacity to 400 MW by 2025.

Africa’s solar C&I segment has witnessed significant demand in recent years, supporting the growth of several African renewable energy solutions providers. Earlier this month, AIIM and Helios-backed Starsight Energy agreed on its merger with SolarAfrica to develop a pipeline of some 1 GW of C&I projects across the continent.

Shell has sought to increasingly tap into Africa’s power market while divesting from some key oil assets, especially in Nigeria. At the end of 2021, it notably launched a Shell Energy Nigeria with the aim of delivering competitive and reliable energy for power generation and industrial users via gas distribution networks.

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