Lagos - Some rural communities in the country
have received a major boost after a global specialist in energy management and
automation commissioned low-cost,
off-grid solar energy solutions.
The commissioning of the facilities in two states is in
view of an expansion in four additional pilot states across the country.
The project is designed to provide 24kW of photovoltaic
solar based Off-Grid electricity system to rural communities in six different
states, namely Anambra, Delta, Gombe, Kaduna, Niger and Osun.
The scheme is partnership is in conjunction with Green
Village Electricity (GVE) Projects Limited, Arnergy Solar Limited and Bank of
Industry Nigeria Limited.
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They have announced the commissioning of low-cost,
off-Grid Solar Energy Solutions in two (2) states this week, in view of an
expansion in four additional pilot states across the country.
The system will supply electricity to around 200 clients
(residential and commercial) in each of the communities through a 2km 230VAC,
50Hz mini-grid electricity distribution network.
The project will directly impact on an estimated 7 000
people, while an additional 500 people will be impacted indirectly through the
cottage businesses and street lighting components also attached to the project.
Schneider, in partnership with GVE Projects Limited, on
Tuesday commissioned the Mini-grid Solar project in Bisanti, Niger State.
It will partner with Anergy Solar Limited on Thurday for
the commissioning of the project in Osun State.
Country President of Schneider Electric, Anglophone West
Africa, Walid Sheta, said they believed access to energy was a basic human
"We want homes in Nigeria to have access to
reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy," he said
- CAJ News