Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced recently its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. Enphase has partnered with Beacon Power Services to provide a clean and reliable energy alternative in Abuja, Nigeria, through piloting an innovative solar energy microgrid system.
“Enphase is proud to have created a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to help address energy challenges in Nigeria and reduce their dependency on polluting diesel generators,” said Raghu Belur, co-founder and vice president of Enphase Energy. “The Clinton Global Initiative is a powerful instrument for world leaders to address social issues and actively engage in implementing solutions.”
Electricity grids in developing nations such as Nigeria operate inconsistently, leaving its people to face uncertain business and home conditions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration report on Nigeria in October 2012, Nigeria experienced power outages on average of 46 days per year between 2007 and 2008, with many outages lasting six hours at a time.
The Enphase pilot commitment aims to provide clean, reliable energy to Sundry Foods, located in Abuja, Nigeria. This demonstration project is an effort to prove the scalability of a solar microgrid system in a country where traditional forms of electricity are unreliable and harmful to the environment.
The microgrid system’s unique use of microinverter technology, designed and provided by Enphase, will allow local non-specialist electricians and laborers to install and maintain all aspects of the system. Beacon Power Services will manage the local training and installation of the system, as well as provide ongoing support for the project.
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