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NIGERIA TO EXPLOIT VAST SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES

JOHANNESBURG, Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems which will ultimately increase access to electricity to millions, according to the African News Agency (ANA).

A report from the Cape Town-based agency says the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has made this possible with a grant awarded to a Nigerian company, Community Social Enterprises Limited (CESEL), for a feasibility study supporting the roll-out of 25 solar photo-voltaic microgrids.

Together, the micro grids will produce more than five megawatts (MW) of electricity. The feasibility study will focus on providing solar energy for rural and peri-urban communities which generally lack reliable access to electricity.

CESEL has selected a US firm, Renewvia Energy Corporation, based in Atlanta, Georgia, to conduct the feasibility study.

The project presents opportunities for US businesses to make sales of solar PV modules, batteries, electrical equipment, control systems and meters across Nigeria.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK