Ster­ling and Wil­son so­lar divi­sion opens of­fice in La­gos, Nige­ria

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Ster­ling and Wil­son con­tin­ues its ag­gres­sive ex­pan­sion strat­egy through­out the Africa re­gion. Its so­lar divi­sion has re­vealed its plan to setup four of­fices in Africa by end of 2016, be­gin­ning with La­gos Nige­ria, be­fore mov­ing to Dar-es-Salaam in Tan­za­nia, fol­lowed by Kenya and Ghana. Ster­ling and Wil­son, So­lar divi­sion al­ready has a sub­stan­tial pres­ence in Cape Town and Cairo. Ster­ling and Wil­son will em­ploy lo­cal tal­ent for run­ning its new op­er­a­tions in La­gos. The com­pany has al­ready an­nounced plans to ex­e­cute EPC works for 500 MW of so­lar PV plants across dif­fer­ent parts of Africa in the next three years. “We be­lieve Ster­ling and Wil­son is well po­si­tioned for ex­pan­sion as more in­vestors are fo­cus­ing ag­gres­sively on the African so­lar mar­ket. The in­dus­try is grow­ing rapidly and we will con­tinue to ex­pand strate­gi­cally to meet de­mand,” said Bikesh Ogra, Pres­i­dent So­lar EPC busi­ness for Ster­ling and Wil­son. With so­lar power up­take on the African con­ti­nent pre­dicted to surge over the com­ing years – 100 GW of so­lar in­stal­la­tions are fore­casted by 2030 – the ex­pan­sion is clearly in­tended to ride the grow­ing wave of grid-con­nected so­lar en­ergy mar­ket.

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