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

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 …

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

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 …

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