Posts Tagged “off-grid”

Siemens plans off-grid power solutions in Nigeria

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Siemens plans off-grid power solutions in Nigeria

October 13, 2016 by ’Femi Asu Originally published on Punch. Siemens Limited has said it is looking to deploy off-grid power solutions in Nigeria as part of efforts to promote energy efficiency in the country. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited Nigeria, Mrs. Onyeche Tifase, disclosed this in Lagos at the launch…

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Cheaper energy sources needed for rural dwellers

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Cheaper energy sources needed for rural dwellers

August 30, 2016 by Charles Benoni Okine Originally published on Graphic Online. African governments have been urged to devise a more pragmatic approach towards making renewable energy sources, particularly solar, available and at a cheaper cost to rural areas. Such a move would improve their quality of lives and ignite vibrant economic activities in all facets…

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Operators want independent agency to drive solar power

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Operators want independent agency to drive solar power

August 29, 2016 by Okechukwu Nnodim Originally published on Punch. Operators in the off-grid electricity space have urged the Federal Government to establish a designated agency that will oversee the activities of players in the power market. Off-grid electricity operators, particularly those involved in the installation of solar gadgets through which electricity is generated, stated that…

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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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West Africa Regional Workshop — Energy Access to Off-grid Rural Communities

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West Africa Regional Workshop — Energy Access to Off-grid Rural Communities

July 21, 2016 by Adedoyin Adeleke Originally published on RE World. Smart Village Initiative (SVI) organized a three-day workshop on Energy Access to Off-grid Communities for Sustainable Development. Despite the increasing efforts towards improved access to modern energy services at the global, regional and national levels, energy poverty remains a major global challenge. Studies show…

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Engie Seeks to Tap Off-Grid Solar to Power Millions in Africa

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Engie Seeks to Tap Off-Grid Solar to Power Millions in Africa

June 23, 2016 by Anna Hirtenstein Originally Published on Bloomberg. Engie SA is seeking to become a player in the off-grid solar industry, one of the first major utilities to work directly in that niche of the energy system. “It could be a sizable part of the market,” Bruno Bensasson, chief executive officer of Engie’s Africa…

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‘How Decentralised Renewable Energy Can Boost Nigerian’s Access To Power’

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‘How Decentralised Renewable Energy Can Boost Nigerian’s Access To Power’

June 23, 2016 by Juliet Alohan Originally Published on Leadership. With about 60 per cent of Nigerians said to have no access to grid electricity, a global campaign organisation, Power For All, which focuses on accelerating energy access and addressing energy poverty globally, has advised that Nigeria can quickly close its energy access deficit through decentralised renewables….

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FG Should Develop An Integrated Energy Access Plan – PwC

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FG Should Develop An Integrated Energy Access Plan – PwC

June 15, 2016 by Chika Izuora Originally published on Leadership. The federal government has been urged to reappraise its approach to energy access to help address the country’s energy crises. On current trends, two-thirds of the world’s population will remain without electricity by 2030, which is the target year to achieve the newly agreed post-2015…

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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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Lumos Plans East Africa Mobile-Power Rollout After Nigeria

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Lumos Plans East Africa Mobile-Power Rollout After Nigeria

June 10, 2016 by Bella Genga Originally published on Bloomberg. Lumos Ltd. plans to roll out its affordable solar-panel kits to East Africans living without electricity after supplying the home-power systems in Nigeria, the continent’s biggest economy, through a mobile-network operator. Users buy the kit — an 80-watt solar panel that’s installed on a roof, an…

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