Alternative Energy

REA, World Bank commission solar hybrid-mini project in Niger community

Dec 9, 2019

On December 7, 2019, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its Implementing Agency – Rural Electrification Agency (REA), facilitated the commissioning of a solar hybrid mini grid power plant in Rokota Community, Edati Local Government Area, Niger State. The project is the first to be commissioned under the World Bank supported Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP).…

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OAU to exit Nigeria’s grid by December 31st – VC

Dec 9, 2019

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has attributed the delay in the exit of the institution from the national grid to the reorganisation that occurred in the Ministry of Power. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, had on Monday, July 15, while declaring open the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation…

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Zola Electric opens experience centre in Nigeria for renewable products

Dec 9, 2019

Zola Electric has opened its first experience centre in Nigeria. The experience centre, which is located at Ikoyi, Lagos, would serve as the retail footprint for the brand in Nigeria as part of its commitments to provide 24 hours reliable, renewable and clean energy solutions to its customers. The company also unveiled the limited edition…

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Solar improving Nigerians’ access to electricity – REA MD

Dec 6, 2019

The Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday said that solar energy was increasing access to electricity by Nigerians in rural and underserved communities. Ogunbiyi made the assertion in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on the sidelines of the Solar Future Nigeria Exhibition in Lagos. She said: ”Solar energy…

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Azuri Technologies CEO says Nigeria a ready market for solar energy

Dec 5, 2019

Chief Executive Officer, Azuri Technologies, Mr. Simon Bransfield-Garth, says Nigeria is a ready market for solar energy because the on-grid energy is not robust enough to support the population growth. Bransfield-Garth stated this yesterday on the sidelines of the Solar Future Nigeria Exhibition in Lagos. “Nigeria’s population boasting of over 200 million inhabitants is one…

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All On, Rockefeller launch $3.5m grant for Nigeria’s off-grid entrepreneurs

Dec 4, 2019

The Rockefeller Foundation and All On, a Nigerian off-grid energy impact investment company funded by Shell, on Tuesday, announced the launch of the All On Hub, a facility that will build the capabilities of off-grid entrepreneurs in the Nigerian energy sector. According to a release, The Hub is being funded through a $3.5 million grant…

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GOGLA report sees better prospects for Nigeria, West Africa on solar usage

Dec 4, 2019

A new report from GOGLA, the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study. The report ,’Powering Opportunity In West Africa’,also finds…

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Dutch company set to light up a million Nigerian homes with solar

Dec 2, 2019

Lumos Global BV, a Dutch company specializing in off-grid solar power, plans to light up over a million Nigerian households by 2025 as it expands in Africa’s most populous country of more than 200 million where only 60% have access to electricity. The Nigerian government announced last week that it awarded a share of a $75…

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REA trains 180 women on renewable energy

Dec 2, 2019

The Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi said it is training 180 female students across 37 federal universities and seven university teaching hospitals in Nigeria. She disclosed this at the first female Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop in Lagos State, this weekend, a statement said. The workshop organized by…

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FCMB urges agric-renewable energy sector collaboration for sustainable development

Dec 2, 2019

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has urged stakeholders in the agriculture and power sectors in Nigeria to deepen access to renewable sources of energy to fast-track and sustain growth in the country. The bank posited that this could be achieved by developing and implementing strategies that focus on efficiency, sustainability, accessibility and affordability with off-grid energy…

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