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Exploring Alternative Power Sources to Boost Real Sector Growth

Exploring Alternative Power Sources to Boost Real Sector Growth

 Constrained by the adverse effects of poor electricity supply, stakeholders in the real sector are bracing the odds by exploring alternative power source options to keep their entities afloat and ensure modest returns on their shareholders’ investments. In the Nigerian manufacturing sector, poor electricity supply remains one of the formidable challenges investors are contending with


Australia Could be World Leader in Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

The shift from petrol cars to electric vehicles appears to be more than a consumer-driven,Tesla-inspired phenomenon. The big utilities are also getting on board. Origin Energy, one of country’s big three utilities, says Australia could be a market leader in solar-powered electric vehicles, given the right incentives and policies that could encourage the uptake of


Renewables Leaders Warn Scottish Government May Miss Green Energy Target

The Scottish Government will miss a key green energy target if proposed wind power projects fail to attract enough investment, renewables leaders have said. Industry body Scottish Renewables estimated that without further support for offshore and onshore wind farms, the country would generate the equivalent of 87% of electricity demand from environmentally friendly sources by


Energy Commission, NBTI to Partner on Commercialisation of Research Products

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) said it would collaborate with the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) to commercialise its research and development products nationwide. Prof. Jere Bala, the Director-General of the commission, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said the commission’s collaboration


The Indian Electricity Supply Industry: A Model for Nigeria

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), and the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) are the three regulators of electricity in India. The CERC is a statutory body initially constituted on July 24, 1998 under the Ministry of Power pursuant to the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998 for whose principal objective


Teenagers Generate Electricity From Waste Oil, Water

Scientific research is all about improving lives. In Nigeria today and indeed, most parts of Africa, power supply is a big issue and researchers are busy looking for alternatives to carbon-based fuel due to all its shortcomings. So in 2012/13, the quartet of Duro-Aina Adebola, Bello Eniola, Akindele Abiola and Faleke Oluwatoyin – all students


Solar Power in Nigeria? Not going to happen … yet

[Challenges Facing Solar Energy Projects in Nigeria: A Case Study of Lagos State by Hakeem Adeyemo] The idea of Photovoltaic systems (PV systems) has been mainly suggested for energy procurement in remote areas, areas where other means of power supply are not effective, where transmission line extension is not feasible or perhaps not economically efficient.

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