The Bank of Industry (BoI) has commissioned a 24KW micro-grid solar solution for the benefit of thousands of rural dwellers in Kolwa, Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State, Leadership reports.
According to a press statement, the Kolwa electrification project is a 24KW capacity installation that covers a six-kilometre distribution network, and is also capable providing commercial ventures with electricity. While the BoI/UNDP solar power pilot project is to be installed in six rural communities in the six geo-political zones, the Kolwa project makes it three of such so far installed.
Projects previously installed are in Bisanti, in Katcha LGA of Niger, and in Onibambu, in Ife-North LGA in Osun. The three awaiting commissioning are in Ogbekpen, Ikpoba in Okha LGA, Edo, Onono in Anambra West LGA, in Anambra and Carwa/Cakum, Makarfi LGA, in Kaduna State.