The solar energy company Daystar Power has opened its second branch in West Africa with an office in Accra, Ghana.
Daystar Power Ghana will be led by Olaedo Osoka, who has held a leading position for the African Venture Builder Sunray Ventures at various locations since Daystar Power was founded in 2017.
A statement issued by the company said the fundamental factor for the expansion of the energy business in Ghana was the great potential that Daystar Power attributed to solar energy in Ghana.
Conservative estimates suggest that Ghanaian businesses spend up to 20 per cent of their operating costs on electricity, funds which could be applied towards increasing production and job creation.
The statement said a reliable and cost-effective power supply was essential to increase productivity and reduce production costs and represents an important basis for further economic development in Ghana.
It said Daystar Power’s expansion into Ghana follows its exceptional performance in Nigeria, with the group raising $10 million in equity financing from Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy.
Olaedo Osoka, Head of Daystar Power’s Accra office, is a member of the founding team of Sunray Ventures led by Christian Wessels and Jasper Graf v. Hardenberg and was involved in the founding of Daystar Power in 2017.
Osoka studied law at the University of Essex and holds a masters of law degree with distinction from the London School of Economics.
Prior to joining Sunray Ventures, she was a lawyer in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, a leading law firm in Nigeria. Osoka has an enduring passion for women empowerment and inclusion in the renewable energy transition in Africa.
Olaedo Osoka, Head of Daystar Power in Accra, says: “Our business model has allowed us to save clients up to 20 percent of energy costs, enabling them to channel their resources into generating additional revenue, returns and improve their environmental footprint.
Our mission is also to employ, empower and train young local talent, particularly Ghanaian women. You will note that there are few women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Europe, and the ratio is much worse here; part of our mission is promoting diversity and encouraging women to participate and lead in building Ghana’s energy future.”
Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, CEO of Daystar Power, said the company was happy to have expanded its attractive solar power offering to Ghana.
“We believe our solar power solutions will help businesses across Ghana to reduce both costs and environmental footprint,” he said.
Christian Wessels, Founder and chairman of Sunray Ventures and Daystar Power, says: “In addition to the cost savings and environmental impact of our solutions, Daystar Power is now well positioned to create value in Ghana and contribute to the energy revolution in Africa.”
Daystar Power is a pan-African electricity company specializing in the generation of solar energy, with a focus on medium and small-scale solar systems (20kWp to 5 MWp).