Solar Energy

Solar PanelHave you heard of photovoltaic shingles? These are sometimes referred to as solar shingles. Back in 2005, they were only a theoretical alternative for fuel-based energy sources. Later in 2009, however, prototypes of the shingles were presented at the Universities of Minho and Nova in Portugal as a way of harnessing solar energy by integrating them in the building structure.

This attracted many entities in the construction industry, from manufacturers and contractors to consumers themselves. It provided a way to incorporate the capability of electricity generation within one’s own home or commercial building. Not only does it save so much energy consumption, it also offers a way to create more eco-friendly and self-sustaining structures.

To be clear, solar shingles are not the same as solar panels. Solar shingles are specifically designed to look like conventional roofing material whereas solar panels are not. The design of solar shingles follows the principle of BIPV, or building-integrated photovoltaics,where solar power can be absorbed through the building’s different components such as the roof, skylights, exterior panes, or even the facade.

In the earlier versions of the solar shingles, the aspect of visual appeal may have been left out. However, product designers today remodeled solar cells to become part of the roofing material itself when combined with slate, metal, fiber-cement, or asphalt. Even with 4 solar cells embedded in each solar shingle, they still blend into the structure’s design. They have the same texture, durability, and flexibility as conventional shingles but with the ability to absorb solar energy. Based on a report from Transparency Market Research experts, the use of BIPV can grow to nearly 19% by the year 2019.

Each shingle has the capacity to generate 60 to 200 watts depending on the model. With the combined capacities of hundreds of shingles, enough energy can be generated to supply electricity for a residential home or more.

Installing the solar shingles is also very simple. If you don’t want to replace your current roof shingles, that won’t be a problem. Solar shingles can be directly placed over any existing roof structure and can be easily hooked up to the building’s electrical system.

Whether you want solar power to be the sole source of power for your building or if you want it to co-exist with your current electrical grid, solar shingles are definitely worth considering. It can be adapted into all types of buildings from residential, commercial, andcommunity buildings to even industrial structures.

Key Projects:
AHPE is currently working in-conjunction with Flying penguin Enterprises UK Limited to facilitate key projects development with Privida Limited on the following:

Key projects ready for financing include the following:

  • Development of 17 MW Off-Grid Solar Farm Projects in Cameroon: includes four (4) off-grid solar energy projects totalling 17 MW Off-Grid in Bali, Jakiri, Ako and Akwaya Councils in Cameroon. The projects have Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with a tariff of $0.24 per KWh and Land Leases for 25 Years.
  • Development and Implementation of 1.0 MW Off-Grid Solar Energy project to power a major market in Abuja Nigeria. A commercial offer has been received. The initial IRR estimate of the project is above 30% with a break-even period of 3.6 years.
  • Development and Implementation of 1.0 MW Off-Grid/Captive Solar Energy project to power a an estate in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The project estimated to cost $1.5m has an IRR above 30% with a break-even period of 3.5 years.
  • Implementation of a 600 MW Solar Farms and 100 MW Wind Farms in the Republic of Cameroon. PriVida recently completed feasibility studies on these projects and are now engaging ENEO and the Minister of Energy and Water Resources on the execution plan put together by PriVida. The strategy is to deliver 125 MW of Solar Energy and 100 MW of Wind Energy Projects during the first phase. PriVida hopes to secure PPAs of up to $0.19 per KWh for defined projects. Financing is required to complete development activities on the projects, leading to the execution of PPAs and Land Leases for 25 years.

As mentioned above, the initial assessment of the Off-Grid projects are available,whilst additional details about AHPE’s projects are Available on request.


Description Rating Phase
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 1KW 1PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 2KW 1PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 3KW 1PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 5KW 1PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 10KW 3PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 12.5KW 3PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 15KW 3PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 17KW 3PH
Solar Grid Tie Inverter 20KW 3PH
2KW 48/72/96/120/144 SINGLE SINGLE
3KW 48/72/96/120/144 SINGLE SINGLE
4KW 72/96/120/144/192 SINGLE SINGLE
5KW 96/120/144 SINGLE SINGLE
6KW 96/120/144 SINGLE SINGLE
7.5KW 120/144/192/240 THREE SINGLE
8KW 120/144/192/240 THREE SINGLE
9KW 120/144/192/240 THREE SINGLE
10KW 120/144/192/240 THREE SINGLE

Battery – 150 ah  & 250 ah (and above)
Solar Module per watt USD 0.5 USD

We also have:

  • 200 KW SYSTEM: ON Grid
  • 500 KW SYSTEM: ON Grid
  • 1.0 MW SYSTEM: ON Grid

We usually ship:

  • 40ft Container can fit Approx 130 kW of Solar Module (i.e. 510 Nos)
  • For Inverters / Batteries we need specific required qty. with ratings.