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Nigeria: New Solar Minigrid to Electrify 500 Homes

Nigeria: New Solar Minigrid to Electrify 500 Homes

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State inaugurated an 80kw solar mini-grid in the Gudu Local Government Area last week. The solar installation will provide uninterrupted power supply to the Kurdula community, which includes around 500 households totaling an estimated 4,000 residents. This announcement was made by Malam Imam Imam, the Special Assistant on Media and

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Global Funding for Solar Sector Hits $12.8 Billion in 2017 – Report

Mercom Capital Group, LLC, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, has released its annual report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2017. Total global corporate funding into the solar sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing raised came to $12.8 billion,

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FG, EU Build Solar-Powered Mini-grids in Five States

The Federal Government, in conjunction with the European Union and Germany, has announced the construction of solar-powered mini-grids in five states of the federation under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme. According to the NESP, six solar mini-grids are currently being supported by the programme to provide electricity to residents of Ogun, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto and

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USADF, All On Officially Launch “Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge”

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and All On have officially opened the application period for the 2018 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge, following the announcement last month of a $3 million public-private partnership between the two organisations, Vanguard reports. The Challenge is aimed at identifying innovative off-grid solutions to “power up” underserved areas in Nigeria and will

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Boost for Off-Grid Solar as Lumos Global Reports Exponential Growth in 2017

Leading off-grid solar firm Lumos Global today released year-end figures for 2017 revealing rapid growth and a boost in confidence in the off-grid industry. Lumos, which operates in Nigeria and recently expanded to Cote d’Ivoire, offers an at-home solar electricity device that lets users access reliable power at affordable prices, purchased on an as-needed basis via mobile payments.

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DFID Grants to Solar Firms to Benefit 7.7 Million Nigerians by 2020

The UK Government Department for International Development’s implementation of the Solar Nigeria Programme to improve the welfare outcomes of the currently underserved communities in Lagos state and Northern Nigeria is on course to impact more than 7.7 million Nigerians through the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by 2020, EHJ reports. It is doing this by making

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Solar Nigeria Programme

Nigeria has huge potential for solar electricity. The cost of solar power is coming down, and Nigeria’s need for affordable, reliable, and clean electric power has never been greater. The UK Government Department for International Development has implemented the Solar Nigeria Programme to improve the welfare outcomes of the currently underserved communities in Lagos state

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