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25m Nigerians to get solar energy connectivity under Economic Sustainability Plan

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

Some five million households, serving about 25 million individual Nigerians who are currently not connected to the National Grid, will be installed with solar energy. Renewable energy: Solar panels This disclosure forms part of the provisions of the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP), which also submits that solar equipment manufacturers will be required to set up production facilities in Nigeria, ...

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NGO provides solar kits, fuelwood efficient stoves to IDPs camp

IDPs Camp Solar

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support from the Policy Centre for the New South in Morocco has provided solar lights to 500 households in an internally displaced persons camp (IDPs Camp) in Maiduguri, Borno State. Solar panels on the roofs of households in the IDPs camp According to the Executive Director of GIFSEP, David ...

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Firms in $1.2m solar deal to power Niger Delta communities

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, and All On, a Nigerian off-grid impact investor, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 announced a partnership to electrify rural communities unserved by conventional utilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The agreement includes a commitment of $1.2 million from All On to enable Renewvia to develop and operate solar minigrids to bring ...

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Firm completes solar installations at COVID-19 emergency health facilities

COVID-19 Solar

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, says it has completed the initial phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Solar power equipment installation at a COVID-19 health centre “When we conceived this contribution to the national COVID-19 support initiative, our main objective was to ensure that our chosen investee companies delivered quality ...

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Mauritius island resort substitutes diesel for solar power

Deux Cocos

Mauritius-based hotel operator, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos (an island resort), off-grid South-East Mauritius. The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. Building ...

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Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar, wind

Metro-Santiago

Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy. Next year, Latin America’s second largest subway system, will source 60 per cent of its energy from solar and wind projects. In a statement, Metro de Santiago said ...

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China unveils largest floating solar plant

The floating solar power plant

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this appears to be the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt ...

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$1bn Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS unveiled

Energiya Global-ECOWAS-solar

Energiya Global, an Israeli solar developer, will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia. “In honour of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ...

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New nights-only solar station to power Hawaii

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Renewable energy supplies are great because they produce power without filling the air with pollution. Yet, once the sun goes down solar panels become pretty useless. But Tesla and Hawaii have a solution that’ll use the sun’s rays both day and night using Powerpacks built at the Gigafactory. The Kapaia project is a combination 13MW SolarCity solar farm and 53MWh Tesla Powerpack ...

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India doubles solar capacity goal for 2020

Shri Narendra Modi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of India, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, February 22 2017 approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects. The enhanced capacity would ensure setting up of at least 50 solar parks each ...

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