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Groups train 100 Benue IDPs on solar energy

IDPs Camp Solar

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) in partnership with Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF) has sensitised more than 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on solar energy in Benue State. Solar panels on the roofs of households in an IDPs camp Addressing the participants, on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Unkpiam IDPs Camp, Guma LG, the ...

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Govt unveils solar power for 5m households in Jigawa rural communities

Sale Mamman

The Federal Government on Friday, April 9, 2021 unveiled its new solar power scheme for five million households in off-grid rural communities in Jigawa State. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while unveiling the Solar Power Naija Programme, aimed at Jangefe community in Roni local government area of Jigawa, said the project was expected to ...

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Nigeria’s solar power initiative groundbreaking project – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the five million homes solar installation plan under the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) will be a game-changer in the renewable energy space. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Abuja, said the vice president virtually engaged with stakeholders involved ...

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Solar energy, new king of global electricity markets – IEA chief

Fatih Birol

Solar energy has become the “new king’’ of the world’s electricity markets, as it has successfully withstood the COVID-19 crisis and is forecast to grow significantly over the coming years. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, said on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. “There was only one energy ...

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Expert urges youths to promote nation’s renewable energy plans


Chief Executive Officer,  Solar Hi-tech, Mr Bamidele Awotunde, has advised Nigerian youths to be active proponents in promoting the nation’s renewable energy development plans as a way to move the country forward. Renewable energy: Solar panels Awotunde gave the advice on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in an interview in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. According to him, Nigeria renewable energy ...

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Climate change: Experts advocate solar irrigation for female farmers, smallholders seek support

Women farmers

Some people see the effect of climate change as only experiencing heat instead of cold weather but, to a smallholder farmer like Comfort Oyadeji, the effects are somewhat devastating. Female smallholder farmers Irregular rainfalls cost her 100 per cent of her investment in her agricultural enterprise in the 2020 farming season, according to her. She said: “I did not make ...

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Sustaining rural development through solar power system

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Electricity access is essential for people’s lives and livelihoods; from using fridges for storing food and medicine; charging mobile phones to stay connected; lighting up households and schools at night to powering local businesses. Solar panels Most people in many rural areas of Nigeria lack access to electricity and only few can afford costly diesel-powered generators that lead to pollution ...

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Removal of customs tariffs will improve deployment of solar generation in Nigeria – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Speaking at the Energy Sustainability e-Summit held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, disclosed that the deployment of solar generation in Nigeria would accelerate even more if customs tariffs on solar home products and ancillary items were removed Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West ...

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Nigerians in rural areas to get electricity through solar system, says minister

Sale Mamman

The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, says the  Federal Government is  driving a robust solar system strategy that will help in delivering power supply to Nigerians, especially in rural areas. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman Mr Aaron Artimas, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the Minister, made this known in a statement in Abuja. The statement qouted ...

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Kenya to add 80 MW of solar power to national grid in 2021

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s energy regulator on Friday, December 11, 2020 said it was set to add 80 MW of solar power to the national electricity grid in 2021. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Caroline Kimathi, principal renewable energy officer at the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), told journalists in Nairobi that Kenya generates approximately 200 MW of electricity from harnessing the ...

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