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Onyx Solar supplied crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass to be integrated into the photovoltaic façade of Sterling Bank's headquarters located in Lagos, Nigeria.






      • Total Area - 6,500 M2
      • Electricity generated in 35 years  - 24,094,796 kWh
      • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 47,342 lighting points
      • emisiones CO2 evitadas CO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 10,433 Tons of CO2
      • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 14,178 barrels


Example of a feasibility study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic façade in Lagos:


      • superficie Payback time  < 13.7 years
      • electricidad generada Internal rate of return (IRR)  6.8 %




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There are 3,250 photovoltaic glasses in this installation, covering a total area of 6,500 m2 (69,965 sqft) and 1 MW of installed power.  This project sets a new milestone by being the largest photovoltaic integration (BIPV project) in the continent.



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Each PV glass measures 2,000x1,000 mm, and contains a blue ceramic frit to match Sterling Bank's aesthetic requirements. The glass configuration on each unit is 4+4 mm.


Originally built in the 1980's, this photovoltaic integration provides Sterling Bank with an innovative design while providing the bank's employees with ample free and clean energy for their use.



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Sterling Bank is a full service national commercial bank in Nigeria which has evolved from the nation’s pre-eminent investment banking institution to a fully-fledged commercial bank. In Nigeria and across Africa, it is without a doubt one of the most prominent banks.



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With over 3,000 professional employees, Sterling Bank has about 1,000,000 active customers, and operates from 189 business offices, about 776 ATMs and more than 3,000 POS terminals across Nigeria.



RAFAEL-VINOLY“We are generally very proud of the commitment of Onyx Solar to exceed the expectations of its clients, especially the attention and focus given to customer-related matters by Executives in the company".


William O. Akalumhe. Director, PriVida Limited. 


Wiliam O. Akalumhe's corporate email:


The installation will allow Sterling Bank to save energy costs and reduce its carbon footprint. Onyx Solar's photovoltaic glass is easy to install and maintain, meaning that the Nigerian bank can take advantage of both the active and passive properties of this innovative technology.



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The photovoltaic integration was featured in US Glass Magazine. It is a publication that focuses on the glass industry and its many applications. It is a valuable resource for architects, building contractors, designers, and others in the building and construction industry who are looking to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in glass technology and design.



The full article can be found here.




Client: Sterling Bank, Lagos Nigeria
Project Developer: PriVida Limited
EPC Company: PriVida Power Limited
OEM: Onyx Solar
Architect: TLL Consult Limited








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