School in Lagos where students pay fees with plastic bottles

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The inside story of a school in Lagos where students pay school fees with plastic bottles ADEREMI OJEKUNLE  Last Wednesday at 3:56 PM WeCycler weighing pet bottles at Morit international school Balikis Muritala lives in Ajegunle, Lagos State, fries and sells yam for a living, makes less than $2 a day, and finds it hard to send her children to school. …

Solar power could stabilize Nigeria’s Electricity grid and save it money

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May 30, 2019 10.17am EDT Author Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje Research fellow, University College Cork Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country’s epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance. This unreliable power supply is a major …

Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper

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Fred Tanneau / AFP / Getty Images CHARGING AHEAD Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper By Eric Holthaus on Apr 3, 2019 Get yourdaily dose of good newsfrom GristSubscribe To The Beacon Batteries are critical for our clean energy future. Luckily, their cost has dropped so low, we might be much closer to this future …

Solarcentury completes PV mini-grids in Eritrea with Tesla batteries

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By Tom Kenning Mar 27, 2019 11:26 AM GMT 0 Tesfai Ghebrehiwet, director of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mines, has praised the two mini-grids. Credit: Solarcentury Solarcentury has commissioned two solar-storage-diesel mini-grids in rural communities in Eritrea that are far away from the grid and have relied purely on diesel power until now. The hybrid power systems at …