Posts Tagged “solar”

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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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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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

February 21, 2017 by Michelle Faul, Associated Press Originally published on PennEnergy In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 20, 2017, Esther Peter, a plantain and onion vendor, plies her wares by lantern light in Lagos, Nigeria. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours, Dutch company Lumos offer enough solar…

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Why IFC is backing govt’s power aspiration

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Why IFC is backing govt’s power aspiration

November 7, 2016 by Akinola Ajibadeon Originally published on The Nation The International Finance Corporation (IFC) said its decision to invest in Nigeria’s power sector was based on the new thinking at the government’s circles. Also, the body said it would discuss with communities on how to prevent pollution and other environment hazards, resulting from…

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FG pledges commitment as consortium floats initiative to power 10m MSME

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FG pledges commitment as consortium floats initiative to power 10m MSME

October 21, 2016 by Kingsley Jeremiah Originally published on Guardian SMEAs consortium of energy companies recently unveiled plans to power 10 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with solar energy, just as the Federal Government through the Ministry of State, Industry, Trade and Investment reinstated its commitment to providing strategic action plans for the diversification…

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GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Energy Plant in Northern Nigeria

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GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Energy Plant in Northern Nigeria

October 20, 2016 by Olivier Monnier Originally published on Naija247 GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 megawatts. The construction of the two 50 megawatts facilities will start next year and is expected to…

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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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Jigawa solar power plant to generate 80 megawatts

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Jigawa solar power plant to generate 80 megawatts

October 10, 2016 by Editor Originally published on Punch. A Norwegian company, Novia Scotia Power Development Limited, on Monday said the proposed solar power plant in Dutse, Jigawa, would generate 80 megawatts of electricity when completed. The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Amit Modi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after paying a courtesy call…

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BOI, UNDP sign pact to provide solar power to more communities

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BOI, UNDP sign pact to provide solar power to more communities

September 29, 2016 by Francis Iloani Originally published on Daily Trust. The Bank of Industry (BOI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a partnership agreement to provide more communities across Nigeria with solar power. The partnership is for the second round of solar power provision for rural communities across the country between…

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