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All On, Salpha Energy sign $1m deal for solar home systems distribution

Salpha-All On Deal Signing

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, has announced a $1 million investment in Salpha Energy Nigeria to scale the company’s solar home systems distribution business, focused on bottom-of-the-pyramid customers in rural and peri-urban areas across Nigeria including the Niger Delta. Officials of Salpha and All On signing the investment agreement The investment, it was gathered, will be used to increase ...

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Govt installs solar power street lights in Dutse varsity

Federal University Dutse (FUD)

The Federal Government has begun the installation of 96 solar-power street light at the Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State. Federal University Dutse (FUD) The Vice Chencellor of the university, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo, stated this in a statement by the Chief Information Officer, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital. Sabo said ...

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Coal replaces wind as Germany’s biggest energy source

Svenja Schulze

Coal displaced wind power as Germany’s most important energy source in the first half of 2021, with a debate over climate change measures raging ahead of elections in September. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze This is according to calculations carried out by the Federal Statistical Office released on Monday, September 13, 2021 that 56 per cent of the 258.9 billion ...

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Why more Nigerians are embracing solar energy

Solar plant

“Everybody is tired of NEPA – their service is poor and the estimated billing is ridiculous,” Olufemi Fadeyi, a civil engineer and farmer, residing in Ogijo, Ogun State, lamented. Mr. Olufemi was referring to bill served him by Nigeria’s electricity distribution company which often comes on the high, an average of N40,000 monthly. Arrangement of Mr. Fadeyi’s residential solar installation. ...

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Stakeholders advocate broader exploration of renewable energy resources

Segun Adaju

The President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju, says over 23 million households and 17 million Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country rely on generators for an average of eight hours daily. President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN), Dr Segun Adaju He spoke at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) virtual Lagos ...

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Togo gets first independently produced utility-scale renewable energy project

AMEA Power Plant

AMEA Power, a subsidiary of UAE-based Al Nowais Investments (ANI), on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 announced the official commissioning of its 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Blitta, Togo, marking the country’s first utility-scale renewable energy project developed by an Independent Power Producer (IPP), and one of the largest solar PV IPP plants in West Africa. Inauguration of the AMEA ...

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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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