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Solar energy is the cheapest way to light up Africa, says expert

ADB-rooftop solar

The Executive Director of Power Smart, Mr Deji Sura, says solar energy is the cheapest means to light up Africa and an uninterrupted power supply to homes. Rooftop solar power panels Sura, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said mobile phones, which had been widely successful in Africa, changed the demand ...

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Experts seek to de-risk $13.2m GEF-UNDP off-grid power scheme

De-risking off-grid lighting

Steps to ensure that a proposed off-grid electricity project is less likely to involve a financial loss moved towards a conclusive phase recently in Abuja, where stakeholders met to validate the project document. Group photo of participants at the workshop Participants at the daylong workshop on Thursday, February 14, 2019 were presented an overview of the Project Document wherein they ...

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Nigeria among leaders in renewable energy – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says Nigeria is a continental and global leader in renewable energy. Babatunde Raji Fashola at the event in Lagos Fashola made the assertion on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Lagos during the second edition of the annual BRF Gabfest, tagged “BRF2GABFEST” organised by some youth groups in his honour. The ...

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AfDB commences electricity cooperative feasibility studies in Nigeria, Ethiopia

Batchi Baldeh

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has kicked off a feasibility study to explore the potential of electricity cooperative business models in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The effort is said to be part of the bank’s goal of achieving universal electricity access across Africa by 2025. Currently, power shortages diminish the region’s GDP growth by 2-4% per year, holding back job creation ...

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Women technicians emerge as scheme seeks to improve livelihood in insurgency-hit state

ICEED trains solar technicians

To address inherent socio-economic and energy-related gaps, the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), in partnership with Mercy Corps and funding from the European Commission, is implementing a project aimed at strengthening resilience and improve the livelihood of people in six of the local government areas (LGAs) affected by the insurgency in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Some of ...

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Green Bond funds N146m Sokoto grid-connected solar plant

mini-grid solar system

The Federal Government on Monday, February 11, 2019 commissioned a N146 million national grid connected 60 KiloWatt (KW) solar mini-grid electricity plant to supply power to 350 households in Torankawa community in Sokoto State. An impression of a mini-grid solar system The project was initiated by the Department of Renewable and Rural Access (RRD), Federal Ministry of Power, Works and ...

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BoI, AllOn to fund N1bn Niger Delta off-grid energy

BoI and All On

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and All On on Monday, February 11, 2019 signed a N1 billion partnership agreement to finance the Niger Delta Off-Grid Energy Fund to enhance access to clean, affordable and reliable power solutions. Mr Kayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), and Dr Wiebe Boer, Chief Executive Officer, All On, during the signing of a ...

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Rural hospitals in Cameroon get solar energy succour

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

One man’s endeavour is changing lives of many in rural Cameroon and fighting climate change. He is tapping energy from the sun and supplying to hospitals in “forgotten” places. Arison Tamfu reports Solar panels at Ngambe Council Ngo Bas was just 14 when she became pregnant. And now, she is 15 and is due at any moment. Literally. “I’m past ...

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EU agrees fresh rules for energy efficiency, household appliances’ longevity

Svenja Schulze

EU Member States and the European Commission have agreed on comprehensive new regulations under the EU Ecodesign Directive, which aims to make new products more energy efficient. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze For 10 product groups, including dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators and halogen lamps, stricter energy efficiency requirements will apply in the future. In addition, requirements for reparability and replacement ...

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Surveyor-General to support UNDP-GEF identify renewable energy sites

Ebisintei Awudu

The Office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation (OSGOF) said it will provide technical support to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in developing a Geospatial Information System (GIS)-based tool in Nigeria. Surveyor-General of the Federation, Mr Ebisintei Awudu The Surveyor-General of the Federation, Mr Ebisintei Awudu, disclosed this in a statement issued by ...

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