Alternative Energy

Solar technology solution to Nigeria’s electricity problems – Total CEO

May 2, 2019

The chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Total Group,Patrick Pouyanne,says Nigeria’s sustainable energy solution lies in solar technology. Besides,he identified solar technology as “a cheap way to provide electricity”, while expressing the company’s readiness to work with Nigeria in the area of renewal energy especially solar in addressing the country’s electricity needs. He spoke…

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FG prepared to partner private sector to increase investments in renewable energy

May 2, 2019

The Federal Government of Nigeria would not relent in its concerted efforts to improve the country’s power sector, including providing off-grid solutions such as renewable energy in order to rapidly grow and transform the nation’s economy, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation from…

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Nigeria set to benefit from $225m World Bank off-grid support fund

May 1, 2019

Nigeria has been named among countries in the West Africa sub-region to benefit from off grid support programme by the World Bank. The board of the World Bank Group reportedly approved a series of funding for the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) for selected countries in West Africa and the Sahel region. The funds include…

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Mainstream Energy plans to generate 1,300Mw for direct supply to customers

May 1, 2019

The Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited Limited (MESL), which is the operator of Kainji and Jebba Hydro Power Plants, has planned to generate 1,300 Mega Watts (MW) in order to meet up with the demands of its eligible customers. The Executive Secretary, Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Barrister Joy Ogaji disclosed this while responding to…

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Stakeholders endorse technology plans for renewable energy sources

Apr 30, 2019

Industry stakeholders have endorsed three comprehensive sectoral Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) technology plans for renewable energy resources – solar, wind and biomass. The experts also validated the draft report from the international consultant on development of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) mechanism for Nigerian power sector and the draft grid emission factor calculations for…

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PAS Solar raises funds to aid Nigerian expansion

Apr 26, 2019

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), a UK-government funded programme that helps renewable energy developers to overcome barriers to finance, has arranged a $10 million syndicated loan facility to scale up efforts to bring electricity to some isolated communities in northern Nigeria. According to a statement released on Friday, the senior debt facility, with a…

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4,000 households set to benefit from solar project in Kwara

Apr 25, 2019

As part of effort to address the power challenge in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Salman Shagaya Foundation, is set to embark on a solar light project within the metropolis. The project, according to the foundation’s spokesperson, Mr. Ibraheem Abdullateef, will benefit 4,000 households across the state. The NGO, which is…

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EU to support renewable energy investments in Nigeria

Apr 23, 2019

THE European Union (EU) has disclosed its readiness to support renewable energy investments in Nigeria. In an interview with Vanguard, at the sideline of the just concluded Nigeria Energy Forum, NEF, in Lagos, the Head of Europen Union Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West Africa States, ECOWAS, Mr. Ketil Karsen, said: “The EU…

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Electric vehicles enter phase of fastest growth – Research

Apr 22, 2019

Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with oversupply, then comes fastest growth with supply sometimes unable to keep up with demand and then comes saturation. Take pure electric buses as an example. Here, China rapidly deployed 400,000, 99 percent of the total number in the…

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FG to introduce solar-powered tricycles in 2019 – Minister

Apr 21, 2019

The Federal Government on Thursday announced plans to introduce solar-powered tricycles and motorcycles into the Nigerian transport system in 2019. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected executives of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle & Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) in Abuja. The minister,…

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