10 Stunning Benefits of Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Having solar panels at home and getting the most out of the free energy provided by the sun each day is a wonderful decision to make. Solar energy is renewable energy derived from the sun. Unlike other non-renewable ways of producing electricity such as oil, coal, gas, etc, the sun replenishes the energy released by …

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Electrifying Nigerian Agriculture with Clean Minigrids to Improve Livelihoods

 Andrew Allee, James Sherwood, Falaq Tidjani and Ayodeji Ojo Electrifying Nigerian Agriculture with Clean Minigrids to Improve Livelihoods A new Power Africa study finds immediate opportunity to initiate and scale the productive use of energy from Nigerian minigrids by electrifying three prevalent agricultural processing activities: rice milling, grain flour milling, and cassava grating. For the hundreds of …

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Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19

Yemen’s ‘microgrid girls’ power community amid war and COVID-19 A women-run solar station near the front line in Abs is empowering its owners and improving life in their community. A woman checks batteries at the Abs solar microgrid station [Photo courtesy of SDF YEMEN] By Veronique Mistiaen 18 Oct 2020 “The role of women was housework …

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In Nigeria, citizens pay more for darkness than electricity

12.10.2020, Niyi Oyedeji THE anger and frustration on Adelana Martins’ face are unmistakable – there is a power outage just about the time he wants to iron his clothes. The power failure has thwarted his plan to appear at work by 2 pm in crispy uniform. Yet, he dares not appear in office in mufti, …

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‘Manufacturers In Nigeria Spent Over N67.38bn On Self-Generated Electricity In 2019’

BUSINESS NEWS By Akin Adewakun – Lagos On Sep 10, 2020 The president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ahmed Mansur has stated that over N67.38 billion was spent by members to generate electricity off the national grid, so as to keep their businesses going in 2019. Making the disclosure on Thursday in Lagos at a media …

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Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity but damage the environment

REUTERS/TEMILADE ADELAJA Diesel-run generators are seen in Lagos, Nigeria FEELING SMOG Africa’s noisy, expensive generators boost electricity supply but are an environmental hazard By Yinka AdegokeSeptember 30, 2019 In Lagos, the culture of noisy back-up generators is so ingrained there’s unspoken etiquette about showing consideration for neighbors about how long you leave yours on late into …

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