Alternative Energy

Rural communities in Adamawa set to gain access to clean energy

Jul 12, 2019

Families in one of Nigeria’s most deprived states will profit from solar power for the first time due to a Climate and Clean Air Coalition project providing a local institution, Standard Microfinance Bank (MFB), with technical assistance. By bridging on the bank’s long-term relationships with its customers, the project engaged with a community in Adamawa,…

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Jubaili Bros unveils solar PV-diesel hybrid system

Jul 10, 2019

To reduce operating costs of industrial firms and level of carbon emission in the country, Jubaili Bros (Engineering) Limited, a diesel generator manufacturer and seller, has concluded plans to introduce PV-Diesel Gensets Hybrid System into the Nigerian market. According to the firm, the new solution, which represents a combination of renewable energy with traditional diesel…

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Church provides solar power to Enugu communities

Jul 9, 2019

The Bishop of Nike diocese of the Anglican Church of Nigeria in Enugu state, Rt. Rev’d. Dr. Christian Onyia, has said that the church has started fixing solar panel electricity in rural communities in the state in order to win souls for Christ and also to encourage pastors posted to rural areas. He stated this…

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NNPC, Belemaoil commission solar powered water plants in Katsina

Jul 5, 2019

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Belemaoil in collaboration with Jack-Rich Tein Foundation has commissioned 400,000 litres capacity solar powered water treatment plants in Daura and Musawa Local Government Areas of Katsina State. Speaking at the commissioning of the projects in Daura, the President and founder of Jack-Rich Foundation, Mr. Jack Rick-Tein, said the…

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EU approves €165m for Nigeria’s renewable energy sector

Jul 1, 2019

The European Union (EU) has approved 165 million euros to support Nigeria’s renewable energy programme, it was gathered at the weekend in Lagos. Its  Head of Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ketil Karslen, said all was set for the funds to support the aspirations of the Federal Government to…

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Nigeria adopts mini-grids to power its universities

Jul 1, 2019

Four Nigerian universities are in the final stages of abandoning the country’s main grid to be fully powered by mini-grids. Nigeria aims to use more mini-grid technology to power its people by tapping a $550 million World Bank loan Nigeria’s Kano University of Science and Technology and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) are…

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Total Nigeria looks to drive growth with solar business

Jun 28, 2019

Total Nigeria Plc will optimise the vast potential of its solar business in Nigeria to drive its growth and sustain improved returns to shareholders. At the annual general meeting yesterday in Lagos, Chairman, Total Nigeria Plc, Stanislas Mittelman, said the company will use solar power to power its 60 stations in order to ensure stability…

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Mini grids have potential to bring electricity to half a billion people – New World Bank study

Jun 27, 2019

Mini grids, previously viewed as a niche solution, can provide electricity to as many as 500 million people by 2030, helping close the energy access gap, according to a new World Bank report. The combination of falling costs, dramatic increase in quality of service, and enabling policies has made mini grids a scalable option to…

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Startups attempt to rescue Nigeria’s dire power situation

Jun 27, 2019

Energy is an essential factor for reducing poverty and boosting economic growth. But across Nigeria, there is inadequate energy to spur the much- needed development. About 70 per cent of households are either off-grid or have a ‘bad grid’ connection with less than four hours of electricity per day, according to a report by Dalbery.…

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FG seeks China’s support for Mambilla hydropower project’s immediate takeoff

Jun 27, 2019

Nigeria has appealed for China’s support for the immediate take-off of the $5.8 billion Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State. “Nigeria, in particular, would appreciate the immediate take-off of the Mambilla hydropower project and the resuscitation of the Lake Chad,” Nigerian Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, said in Beijing at the Coordinators’ Meeting on…

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