All On to move energy sector partnerships and investments forward in Nigeria

All On to move energy sector partnerships and investments forward in Nigeria

Nigeria’s industrialization ambition is caught up in a complex web. At the center of the numerous challenges that stall economic growth and development in Nigeria is the extremely poor level of energy access. The energy needed to support quality health care delivery, improved education and better farming practices is simply absent. With millions of households and businesses getting less than 4 hours of electricity per day, Nigeria is in urgent need of every help it can summon.

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

The up-and-coming African solar: Top 50 announced African solar PV projects

Our list of Top 50 projects under development comes in preparation for the two-day event in Nigeria during the 25-26 of April. The Solar Future Nigeria concentrates all major stakeholders in the country and addresses all forms of solar applications ranging from utility scale to pico solar.

Currency Risk in Nigeria: Hedge Now, Save Later

Currency Risk in Nigeria: Hedge Now, Save Later

On 15th March 2017, Solarplaza organized the webinar “Currency Risk and Convertibility Issues for Nigerian Solar/RE Projects”. The entire video recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be freely accessed here.

The regulatory ecosystem around on grid solar contracts in Nigeria

The regulatory ecosystem around on grid solar contracts in Nigeria

On-grid solar will take off on great scale in Nigeria due to the failure of legacy fossil energy sources. 14 Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have been signed recently, being the first set of many more to come, and there’s a good chance of a solar power auction to follow.

GreenWish to Invest $280 Million in Nigeria Solar Plants

GreenWish to Invest $280 Million in Nigeria Solar Plants

BLOOMBERG - GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based independent power producer, will invest $280 million to build solar-power plants in Nigeria that are expected to start producing electricity in the first quarter of next year.

Azuri PayGo Solar Sales surpass 100,000

Azuri PayGo Solar Sales surpass 100,000

Off-grid solar company Azuri Technologies announced Tuesday that it has reached the mark of 100,000 sales of its PayGo solar home systems in sub-saharan Africa.

Replacing fuel generators with solar in Nigeria: main advantages and challenges

Replacing fuel generators with solar in Nigeria: main advantages and challenges

With Nigeria’s low crude oil refining capacity and a troubled supply chain for the import of petroleum products, the strong and habitual dependence of businesses and households on diesel and petrol-fired captive generators is clearly becoming unsustainable.  However, up until now this has been the only viable option for power access in a country with terribly outdated grid infrastructure.

Kwara to Provide Solar-Powered Electricity in Villages

Kwara to Provide Solar-Powered Electricity in Villages

TODAY - Plans are underway to install solar powered electricity in villages across Kwara state.
Meanwhile, the state government has also announced plans to release N900m to contractors for ongoing projects next Monday. 

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

NIGERIA ELECTRICITY - The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.

Nigeria: supply and installation of solar panels

Nigeria: supply and installation of solar panels

ESI AFRICA - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is calling for reputable companies to tender for the supply and installation of 20KVA inverter/solar panels in Abuja, FCT; Irrua, Edo State.

A Bright Outlook for Solar Mini Grid Regulation in Nigeria

A Bright Outlook for Solar Mini Grid Regulation in Nigeria

Ambiguous and unfriendly regulations have been the typical hurdle in some power sectors across Africa. The recent movement for the promotion of cleaner and more modern energy in Africa has led to significant reforms in several markets, Nigeria being one of them. The regulatory space around solar power investments in Nigeria has also seen some transformation, which has served as an incentive for the recent growth in both off grid and on grid solar power developments. The work is far from complete but the willingness of the Nigerian government and policy makers to further develop the space is evident.

Cutting Manufacturing Costs with Renewable Energy Solutions

Cutting Manufacturing Costs with Renewable Energy Solutions

With the impact of energy costs on the productive sector becoming unbearable, exploring clean, sustainable alternative energy source has become attractive to operators in the value-chain industry, especially if they hope to remain competitive in the global market.