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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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25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly – Presidency

Solar panels

The Presidency has said it will deliver five million solar systems to 25 million Nigerians previously not connected to the national grid though Solar Home Systems, under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). Solar panels on the roof of a building powering fridge and lighting systems in a community in Hong LGA in Adamawa State Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to ...

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ICEED powers 12 North East hospitals with solar

ICEED Solar Power

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), an energy and environment solution organisation, while implementing the EU’s funded “Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State”, has completed the installation of solar power systems in 12 hospitals in the state. Installation of solar panels by technicians Speaking after the completion of installation at the last beneficiary hospital, ...

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All On, Auxano in $1.5m solar investment deal

All On and Auxano

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, has announced a $1.5 million investment in Auxano Solar Nigeria Limited to scale its operations over the next five years. All On and Auxano officials sign the investment agreement  “This investment would guarantee the expansion of Auxano’s solar panel assembly capacity by over 50 percent and is a great win for local content,” said ...

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Lagos powers 172 schools, 11 health centres with solar energy

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), says it is providing solar power to 172 public secondary schools and 11 public health centres (PHCS). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State General Manager of LSEB, Mr Mukhtaar Tijani, made this known during a news briefing on Tuesday, September 9, 2020 in Ikeja, the state capital. Tijani said ...

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Electricity tariff hike: Environmentalist calls for adoption of renewable energy

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has suggested the adoption of renewable energy as an alternative for Nigerians to quell the effects of the recent hike in electricity tariffs, Renewable energy: Solar panels Bulus, the founder of an environmental NGO, Bridge-that-gap Initiative, made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Lagos. ...

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GEF, GIFSEP power Abuja school hostels with solar


The Global initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support of Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP Nigeria) has provided solar panels to supply electricity to boys and girls hostels in Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Students of Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council with the ...

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