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USADF mini-solar powers 145 households, borehole, businesses in Abuja

ADB-rooftop solar

A mini solar power grid funded by United States African Development Foundation (USADF) has provided 145 households in Kigbe community, Abuja with electricity. The grid also extended power to five businesses and a 20,000-litre borehole. The U.S. Embassy in its twitter handle @USEmbassyAbuja on Friday, October 19, 2018 said that the 115-kW project was implemented by a cleantech organisation, Havenhill ...

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USADF, All-On partner to promote off-grid energy solutions

solar panels

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All-On, an indigenous company, are partnering to promote the use of renewable off-grid energy technologies to reach communities not served by existing power grids in Nigeria. Mr C. D. Glin, the President/CEO of USADF, told journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 that the All-On/USADF collaboration would co-finance innovative Nigerian off-grid energy ...

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Ebonyi signs $4m solar power agreement with Chinese firm

David Umahi

The Ebonyi State Government on Monday, October 15, 2018 signed a $4 million solar system production agreement with the Foshan Sunchees Energy Company of China. Gov. David Umahi, represented by his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, said in Abakaliki, the state capital, that the agreement included the establishment of a solar power factory in the state. The governor said that the ...

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Solar Voyager made from recycled plastic set for Antarctic expedition

Solar Voyager

A new vehicle, powered by the sun and made from plastic waste, is set to explore Antarctica. A team from Clean2Antarctica has built a vehicle, named the Solar Voyager, to explore Antarctica to learn from the continent’s sustainable nature. The Solar Voyager is built from plastic waste and is powered by the sun by ten solar panels to ensure the ...

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World Bank invests $1b in battery storage for developing countries

Riccardo Puliti

The World Bank has announced its investment into battery storage for developing countries. Battery storage allows for wind and solar energy to be used at a much greater scale by making it possible to store electricity and use it when it needs it the most. However, battery technology is expensive and not yet widely developed in large-scale projects. Notably, in ...

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Nigeria, Austria collaborate on renewable energy, Namibia optimises opportunities


Nigeria is set to partner with Austria on renewable energy as part of efforts to deepen bilateral trade between the two nations. Mr Vivian Okeke, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Austria, stated this in an Interview with the Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a conference in Zurich. Okeke said that Austria was very strong in renewable energy- ...

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Government tasked on renewable energy

solar street lighting

A renewable energy expert, Mr Yakubu Ikerodah, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 urged the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for the spread of renewable energy. Ikerodah, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja-based Joyak Janaiva Energy Solution Ltd, gave the advice during the donation of solar street lighting to Ughiekha community in South-Ibie, Etsako West Local ...

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Government urged to allow 100% private sector participation in power sector


Some stakeholders on Thursday, September 20, 2018 urged the Federal Government to allow private investors’ full operation of the power sector to boost effectiveness and enhance economic growth. The stakeholders suggested in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos against the backdrop of the enormous challenges confronting the country’s power sector. Mr Adekunle Sofunde, Chairman, Solatek Engineering ...

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Qatar to produce electric vehicles by 2023

Sustainable transport

Qatar on Monday, September 17, 2018 said that the country had plans to produce first Qatari electric cars by 2023, local media reported. The Qatari electric vehicles will be manufactured by the factory which will be established at a cost of nine billion dollars, said Qatar Tribune newspaper. The project will be the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East as it ...

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Kebbi to begin production of ethanol from sugarcane in 2019

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Kebbi State Government will begin production of ethanol from sugarcane starting from 2019, the state governor, Atiku Bagudu, has said. Bagudu made the disclosure on Thursday, September 6, 2018 when he received members of Security Watch Africa, who paid him a courtesy visit in Birnin Kebbi. “As part of our efforts to increase security and empower our youth, the ...

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