Posts Tagged “DFID”

IFC, others plan solar power for SMEs

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IFC, others plan solar power for SMEs

October 20, 2016 by Akinola Ajibade Originally published on The Nation Thousands of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria would benefit from solar energy programme being put together by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Department for International Development (DFID) and local financial institutions. The Country Manager, IFC, Eme Essien Lore, in an interview…

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

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IFC, DFID partner to boost solar investment in Nigeria

September 20, 2016, by Editor Originally published on Financial Nigeria. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a new partnership to facilitate the deployment of off-grid and embedded solar systems in Nigeria, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The IFC/DFID partnership comes after the Nigerian Bulk…

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£16.7 Million Solar Grant To End Nigeria’s Power Drought By 2020

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£16.7 Million Solar Grant To End Nigeria’s Power Drought By 2020

September 19, 2016 by Toyosi Ayo-Bello Originally published on Clean Technica. In the last few years, the rise of Nigeria’s economy to become the largest in Africa has often been heralded for overcoming numerous systemic obstacles, but there remains one obstacle which many believe holds the country back: a chronic shortage of power supply. A…

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92,000 Nigerian Homes Electrified with Solar Power in Six Months

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92,000 Nigerian Homes Electrified with Solar Power in Six Months

September 8, 2016 by Chineme Okafor Originally published on This Day. Solar Nigeria, a solar power initiative of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) has disclosed that businesses it supported have been able to provide more than 92,000 Nigerian homes with solar lighting or power systems between January and June 2016. The programme said…

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

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New initiative to give Africa cheap electricity

July 21, 2016 by Baraka Rateng Originally published on SciDev Net. A new initiative, Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development, will invest US$36 million to empower entrepreneurs and investors to connect 20 million households in Sub-Saharan Africa with off-grid energy by 2030. The initiative was announced at the US Global Entrepreneurship Summit last…

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UKAID connects 49,000 homes to solar power in 3 months

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UKAID connects 49,000 homes to solar power in 3 months

June 13, 2016 by Genevieve Bosah Press Release An additional 49,000 homes across Nigeria acquired solar lighting and power systems in just three months this year with help from SolarNigeria, an innovative programme that helps solar suppliers and financiers scale up and allows households to access this equipment on full commercial terms. These homes now…

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Arnergy: Breaking fresh frontiers in renewable energy sector

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Arnergy: Breaking fresh frontiers in renewable energy sector

June 5, 2016 by Gbenga Akinfenwa Originally published on The Guardian. If they were to be judged by their appearances, nobody could easily decipher their capability, based on their innocent and shy looks. But beneath those looks lie extraordinary inventors, who have broken fresh frontiers in the renewable energy sector. Femi Adeyemo and Kunle Odebunmi are…

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