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UN energy summit: 25m Nigerians to access solar power by 2023 as govts commit $400bn in new finance


Nigeria has committed to electrify 25 million people across five million homes by 2023 using solar technologies and creating 250,000 jobs. Renewable energy: Solar panels Similarly, the West African nation will give 30 million homes access to clean cooking and energising agriculture, textile production, cold storage etc. using gas as a transition fuel. These formed the highlights of the country’s commitments ...

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

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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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China doubles solar power capacity in 2016

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China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the addition of 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year, data from ...

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Why BoI is championing solar power, by Olagunju


Acting Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Waheed Olagunju, has said that the persistent problem of electricity supply from the national grid in the country made it imperative to explore alternative power supply options to lift the nation – and its rural communities in particular – out of darkness and provide them a new lease of life afforded by the presence ...

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Dreams, hope as solar powers century-old Lagos island

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For the first time in his 30 years of residence on Sagbo Kodji Island, Friday Onos has electricity in his home. To him, it is a dream come true – and one that will likely make him dream again. “I had big dreams of setting up businesses but the lack of power supply to this Island kept extinguishing my dreams ...

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