Alternative Energy

WiSolar unveils power solutions for Nigerian market

Dec 17, 2018

Homes and business in Nigeria can now take advantage of new cutting edge power solutions being provided by WiSolar, a Nigerian renewable energy company with South African roots. According to a statement by the company, its new range of smart inverters and Solar electricity remote monitoring devices are designed for B2C, B2B, and B2G applications.…

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Gov. Ishaku plans mini dams to boost power in Taraba

Dec 17, 2018

The Taraba State Governor, Mr Darius Ishaku, on Saturday, said his administration was planning to start the construction of small electricity dams to boost power supply in the state. Ishaku said this at the Exco Chamber of the Taraba State Government House, Jalingo, after he was conferred with an award of the Electricity Governor of…

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FG targets 4,800mw from nuclear energy by 2028

Dec 14, 2018

Inspired by the need to diversify Nigeria’s energy mix and plug the current electricity shortfall, the federal government has set an ambitious target of generating 4,800 megawatts of electricity from nuclear sources between 2025 and 2028, the Chairman, Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Simon Mallam, disclosed recently. The federal government, it would be recalled, recently…

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W’ Bank, AFD unveil new initiative to mitigate risk for global solar deployment

Dec 13, 2018

The World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are developing a joint Global Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), an integrated approach to tackle policy, technical and financial issues associated with scaling up solar energy deployment, especially in some of the world’s poorest countries. Initiated in Delhi at the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit in March 2018, the…

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Schneider Electric, Visiola Foundation empower girls on solar, IT and robotics

Dec 13, 2018

Schneider Electric, under the framework of its Access to Energy (A2E) Programme, recently partnered with the Visiola Foundation to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as part of a commitment to develop local content. The Schneider Electric’s second edition of a sponsored training took place in Abuja. It was a one-week rigorous…

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Firm introduces hybrid electricity power plant into Nigerian market

Dec 12, 2018

PSC Solar UK has introduced the Soltaro Life PO4 based hybrid electricity power plant at its newly inaugurated artificial intelligence (AI) and alternative power research centre in Lagos State. Speaking at the product exhibition and sales expo, the Sales Engineer, PSC Solar UK, Alex Bakor, said the new power plant weighs same as a single…

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Kaduna state, DLO Energy to develop 30MW solar plant

Dec 11, 2018

Nigeria’s Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities. The MoU was signed with DLO Energy Resources Group, a South African clean energy development company. “We are very excited to work on this opportunity with our partners and the Kaduna state government. This…

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FG in talks with investors over 2,100Mw hydropower projects

Dec 11, 2018

The Federal Government yesterday said it was in talks with some unnamed investors for some hydropower projects. The government said the projects, which are located in Gurara II, Kaduna, Lokoja and Makurdi, can generate 2,100 megawatts of electricity. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu said the ministry has made progress with the concessioning of Gurara…

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States should get involved for renewables to penetrate rural Nigeria – Power for All

Dec 7, 2018

State governments in Nigeria should get involved and push through investments in Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) to electrify semi-urban and rural communities within their territories, experts at the Nigerian Office of the Power for All have suggested. The experts – Ifoma Malo, who is the country head of the DRE advocacy agency, and Mark Amaza,…

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Nigeria now generating 2MW of wind power – Fashola

Dec 5, 2018

Nigeria now generates and transmits two megawatts (MW) of electricity into her national grid from the 10MW Katsina wind power farm in Lambar Rimi Katsina, the country’s power minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday claimed. Speaking on a television show – the Morning Show, of Arise News Network in the country’s capital city Abuja, Fashola,…

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