Alternative Energy

Solar Nigeria FTP looks to build Nigeria’s largest rural mini-grid in Ogun

Mar 25, 2019

Solar Nigeria for the People Limited (Solar Nigeria FTP), the Nigerian subsidiary of Solar Philippines at the weekend signed a Community Agreement with Ode Omi Community to invest about half a million dollars to build Nigeria’s largest rural mini-grid. Signing the agreement, the Country Director of Solar Nigeria FTP, Tobi Oluwatola, said the project when…

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Daystar Power receives $10m investment to expand solar operations in Nigeria and Ghana

Mar 22, 2019

Alternative power company, Daystar Power has announced a $10 million investment from Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy Capital LLC. The solar energy company has also lined up an additional $16 million in debt financing to accelerate its expansion across West Africa. The deal will allow Daystar Power to expand its offering of Solar Power…

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FG to secure long-term energy security for Nigerians – Minister

Mar 21, 2019

The federal government is set to securing long-term energy security for all Nigerians living in the urban and rural areas. The minister of state, power, works and housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, disclosed this at the 14th Confederation of Indian Industry CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership which held in New Delhi, India. The…

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UNN sets record of electricity generation with organic waste

Mar 21, 2019

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Prof Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to…

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FG committed to building coal-fired electricity for Nigeria by 2020 – Minister

Mar 20, 2019

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Abubakar Bawa, says the Federal Government is committed to building coal-fired electricity by 2020. Bawa said this while declaring open the 55th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society (NMGS) on Tuesday in Enugu. He noted that the government had plans to…

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FG committed to Zungeru hydro power project – Fashola

Mar 20, 2019

The federal government has expressed its commitment to the speedy execution of the Zungeru hydro Power Plant project due to its economic benefits. To this end the government said it will continue to ensure the release of its counterpart funds. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this at the weekend when…

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Firm looks to train and support solar entrepreneurs across Nigeria

Mar 19, 2019

Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI), a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Technology Training Company, has disclosed its plan to raise 1,000 installers and entrepreneurs in the solar energy sub-sector this year. Specifically, RETTI, stated that its goal for this year was to train and mentor 1,000 individuals and support them to establish as solar installers…

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Nigerian Breweries pioneers 1st solar powered brewery in Africa

Mar 19, 2019

Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB) and CrossBoundary Energy are today announcing the signing of Heineken’s first solar project in Africa. CrossBoundary Energy will be installing and operating a 650 kW solar plant located at NB’s Ibadan Brewery, which will be operational in 2019. The landmark project is the first of its kind for Nigeria – a…

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FG explains reason for deploying RCC technology on 700MW Zungeru power project

Mar 18, 2019

Federal Government, weekend, explained the reason behind the introduction of entirely new technology, the Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) technology, in the construction of the 700 Megawatts Zungeru Hydro Power Dam, in Niger State. Abubakar Dangaladima, Director, General Services, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, gave insights into the benefits of the new technology during…

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FG denies privatisation of Nigeria’s dams

Mar 15, 2019

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu on Tuesday denied claims that it was privatising the nation’s dams, saying what was being done was hydropower concessioning. Adamu said this at the opening of a Media Water Sector Workshop in Abuja. According to him, what is being done is to give partial ownership to beneficiaries…

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