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Nigeria: ‘We can power entire South East, others with wind energy’

In this interview with CHUKS EZE, who visited his workshop in Enugu, Omeh reveals that his company has carried out a successful research and development of wind turbine as a source of alternative energy, adding that it is currently seeking cooperation, partnership and patronage from government, organisations and well-to-do individuals in order to commercialise the … Continue reading Nigeria: ‘We can power entire South East, others with wind energy’

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Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

Government-backed wholesaler Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) has signed put call options agreements with two renewable energy developers for solar projects with collective capacity of 120 MW. NBET signed the agreement with Afrinergia Power, a Nigerian renewables developer for the construction of a 50-MW solar plant in Nasarawa State. Afrinergia says the plant will generate … Continue reading Agreements signed for two solar power plants in Nigeria

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New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar (www.ScatecSolar.com) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries), securing investment into the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse in the Northern Nigerian state … Continue reading New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

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USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

Today, during Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a solar power project they are developing in northern Nigeria. “This project is a great example of how the U.S. and Nigeria are working together to increase electricity access … Continue reading USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

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Nigeria’s first wind farm with 37 wind turbines almost complete

The wind velocity in Katsina is quite high, making it a conducive place to develop a wind farm.      The wind farm is situated in Rimi village, 25 km south of Katsina City. 37 wind  turbines, with a capacity of 275kW each, have already begun functioning on a trial basis and the transmission line … Continue reading Nigeria’s first wind farm with 37 wind turbines almost complete

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Wind power in Nigeria: Katsina Wind Farm 98 Per Cent Completed

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Dr Godknows Igali, on Friday said that the 10 megawatts Katsina State Wind Farm was 98 per cent completed.   This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Timothy Oyedeji, Deputy Director in charge of Press, in Abuja. Igali attributed the delay in the completion of the project … Continue reading Wind power in Nigeria: Katsina Wind Farm 98 Per Cent Completed

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Renewable energy is taking domination in Nigeria

Renewable energy is taking domination in Nigeria with the country targeting to accomplish 7 percent renewable energy use by 2025. With the aid of solar energy, the country is working to provide power security to about 160 million of her population and boost her economy. The solar energy project is however unlocking the country’s economical … Continue reading Renewable energy is taking domination in Nigeria

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Solar energy is best solution to Nigeria’s power challenge

The Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Ventures Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki has said the best way to address the short fall in power generation and distribution and also cut down on wasteful consumption of electricity in the country, is to adopt solar energy.     Seriki, who extended her business venture from assembling and manufacturing … Continue reading Solar energy is best solution to Nigeria’s power challenge

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Nigeria signs MOU for 1000 MW solar energy plant

The Nigerian Government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Firstgate Business Intermediaries Limited and its South Korean technical partners to construct the 1,000 MW solar power plant in Kogi State in northern Nigeria. Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper report on Friday quotes the Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, as saying during the signing … Continue reading Nigeria signs MOU for 1000 MW solar energy plant

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GE Brings Solar Power to Nigeria

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it will supply Northern Noodles Ltd., a subsidiary of DUFIL and Tolaram Group, with solar technology to reduce emissions at a food manufacturing plant in Kaduna, Nigeria. The 575 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) plant will be integrated with the company’s existing diesel generators and micro-grid system. Once installed, the hybrid solution … Continue reading GE Brings Solar Power to Nigeria

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Solar energy in Nigeria: New Generation Power inks 1.2 GW photovoltaic deal

New Generation Power (NGP) and local company Motir Seaspire have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nigeria’s government to build 1.2GW of solar PV projects.   The partners estimate total investment will exceed $2bn, with construction of the first project to begin soon.  Once completed, the Nigerian Solar Project’s components are expected to deliver … Continue reading Solar energy in Nigeria: New Generation Power inks 1.2 GW photovoltaic deal

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American Firm plans 1200 MW solar power plant in Nigeria

A consortium of American investors in renewable energy has pledged to deliver in two years, 1,200 megawatts (MW) of solar-powered electricity in Nigeria.Nigeria’s Thisday newspaper report on Tuesday said that the consortium, operating under the auspices of MOTIR SEASPIRE and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo in … Continue reading American Firm plans 1200 MW solar power plant in Nigeria

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Nigeria targets 7,200 MW from solar power

Promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Nigeria will address the challenges. Renewable energy are cleaner sources of energy, and therefore are sustainable forms of energy. “Renewable energy can continuously be harvested because they are inexhaustible in supply and have been considered by most developing countries as an essential component of extending access to … Continue reading Nigeria targets 7,200 MW from solar power

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West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report, produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in West Africa. Launched on November 10, 2014, the report concludes that renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies have … Continue reading West Africa Emerges as Leading Region in Africa for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that more than 57 per cent of the people in West Africa are without access to electricity. The bank stated this in its “West Africa Monitor Quarterly”, for the second quarter of 2014 report. It said that the percentage approximated the average for sub-Saharan Africa,” but extremely low … Continue reading 57 Percent of West Africans Lack Access to Electricity

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Nigeria plan to use solar power for rural electrification

Nigeria has concluded plans to use solar energy for its rural electrification projects, Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, said on Tuesday. The West African country was working with relevant stakeholders to achieve the desire, Nebo told visiting guests from the Botswana Defense College in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. The minister said the ministry was … Continue reading Nigeria plan to use solar power for rural electrification

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Nigeria to launch renewable energy policy

Nigeria had concluded plans to launch a national policy on renewable energy and energy efficiency to boost power supply in the country, a top government official said on Friday. In the policy, government sought to provide an integrated framework for all stakeholders, especially investors in clean energy for power generation and the general development of … Continue reading Nigeria to launch renewable energy policy

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SkyPower Global and FAS Energy to Build 3,000 MW of Solar Power in Nigeria

SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy, signs agreements with both the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Delta State Government for the development, construction and operation of 3,000 MW of solar PV projects. SkyPower FAS Energy signed agreements with both the Federal Republic of Nigeria Government and the Delta … Continue reading SkyPower Global and FAS Energy to Build 3,000 MW of Solar Power in Nigeria

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Investors in solar energy eye sub-Saharan Africa

“The growth in the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to be somewhere between 60 and 80 gigawatts over the next ten years, and solar is going to form 10 to 15 percent of the overall increase in energy mix across sub-Saharan Africa,” Douglas Coleman, project director for Mere Power Nzema Limited, told Anadolu … Continue reading Investors in solar energy eye sub-Saharan Africa

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Wind energy engineer escapes from Nigerian kidnappers

Collomp was kidnapped by about 30 armed men who attacked the residence of French firm Vergnet, the company for which he is working, in the state of Katsina on the border with Niger. Nigerian police in the central north Kaduna State confirmed on Sunday that a French man, who was abducted in the neighboring Katsina … Continue reading Wind energy engineer escapes from Nigerian kidnappers

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