Archive For March 30, 2017

Century Power to build 495MW power plant

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Century Power to build 495MW power plant

March 28th, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Esi Africa In West Africa, a Nigerian-based power generation company, has announced that it intends to generate 1,500MW of electricity, which will be fed into the country’s power grid. According to Nigeria Today, the plant will be built in three phases at the Century Power Generation Plant…

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Firm to boost solar power generation with N715b

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Firm to boost solar power generation with N715b

March 26th, 2017 by Editor Originally published on The Nation SOLA Nigeria has set machinery in motion to boost solar power energy generation across the country with 13million pounds (about N715b), The Nation has gathered. The fund is to help reputable companies involved in the production of solar energy in Nigeria. Giving this hint at…

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UNIILORIN and US firm to build $1.5bn solar energy plant

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UNIILORIN and US firm to build $1.5bn solar energy plant

March 28th, 2017 by Editor Originally published on Naij -The $1.5billion solar power plant is said to be largest of its kind in Africa – UniIlorin VC Abdul -Ganiyu Ambali said the university is working with the American company to build the plant to tackle Nigeria’s power problems -The project is set to be completed…

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Strancton mulls waste-to power plant for Kaduna

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Strancton mulls waste-to power plant for Kaduna

March 28th, 2017 by Simon Echewofun Originally published on Daily Trust A private developer, Strancton Limited, has announced plans to build a waste-to-power plant in Kaduna State as it engages federal government agencies and stakeholders. The chief executive officer of Strancton, Chief Edozie Njoku, disclosed this in Abuja recently after meeting with key officials of…

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Nigerian Wizkid Builds First Nuclear Fusor

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Nigerian Wizkid Builds First Nuclear Fusor

24th March 2017 by Editor Originally published on PM News Steven Udotong Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong, has invented a nuclear energy fusor, making him the first black student to attain such feat. A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to suitable condition for nuclear fusion. The machine generates an…

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Solar energy may get boost from Africa’s biggest oil exporter

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Solar energy may get boost from Africa’s biggest oil exporter

24 March 2017 by Editor Originally Published on Engineering News Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil exporter, may be about to turn sunward to generate more of its power. Senators in the capital of Abuja are debating an allocation of $30-million to solar projects in this year’s Budget, according to the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN)….

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GreenWish to install 200MW of new solar in Nigeria

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GreenWish to install 200MW of new solar in Nigeria

March 21, 2017 By Danielle Ola Originally published on PV Tech GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy developer dedicated to African renewables, will invest US$280 million to build 200MW worth of solar PV plants in Nigeria. The company expects rapid procurement and anticipates that the plants will start producing electricity in the first quarter of next…

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FG to power 9 universities with solar energy

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FG to power 9 universities with solar energy

March 10, 2017 by Ademola Adegbite- Originally published on Tribune The Federal Government on Thursday stated that it would power nine tertiary institutions with solar energy in line with the Nigeria’s nationally intended contributions to the reduction of carbon emissions in line with global best practices. Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Usman Jibril,…

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EU funding large-scale solar projects in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

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EU funding large-scale solar projects in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

March 07, 2017 by Danielle Ola Originally published on PV Tech Last week the EU’s Africa Renewable Energy Initiative announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the continent, representing 1.7GW, with a total potential investment of almost €4 billion (US$4.2 billion). “With these 14 new projects, potentially worth up to €4 billion of investments, the…

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Nigeria Debates $30 Million For Diesel-Killing, Off-Grid Solar Power

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Nigeria Debates $30 Million For Diesel-Killing, Off-Grid Solar Power

March 8th, 2017 by Tina Casey Originally published on Clean Technica The news buzzing around the Intertubes this week shows just how far the solar energy field has come in a few short years. In the latest development, the Nigerian government is considering a $30 million allocation for off-grid solar projects. According to a report…

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