Alternative Energy

Imo Govt inaugurates solar power project

Jul 16, 2019

The governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has inaugurated the installation of over 100 solar street lights at Ezeagbogu community in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government of Imo state. The governor extolled the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Yataka Kikuta, for partnering with Development Dynamics, a reputable NGO, to ensure that the…

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Solar energy could save Nigeria $29b a year it loses to its unreliable power sector

Jul 16, 2019

Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country’s epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance. This unreliable power supply is a major hindrance to Nigeria’s economic growth. It also costs the country an enormous amount…

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Renewable energy provides growing source of skilled jobs for Nigeria, others

Jul 16, 2019

In India, unemployment is also at record highs. Youth comprise more than 10% of the unemployed in India, and almost 20% in Kenya and Nigeria. These rates tend to be even higher in rural communities. As this challenge of “jobless growth” worsens, another challenge persists: that nearly 1 billion people, mostly living in the countryside in Africa and Asia,…

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AfDB okays new financing programme for off-grid energy providers

Jul 16, 2019

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an innovative multinational financing program for Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs), which would see 900,000 households in sub-Saharan Africa – about 4.5 million people – gain access to solar power by 2025. The DESCOs Financing Program promotes securitization financing techniques to address barriers…

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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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