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

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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 the night. Of course, noise …

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 …

Jos says hello to solar power

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It was an incredible week in Jos. The team left on Monday and arrived in Jos on Tuesday morning. We were installing Solar Power at the National Metallurgical Development Center. The agency falls under the auspices of the Ministry of mines. We were installing the Almadden glass solar panels and a 2.5 kwh LG Chem 48 V lithium ion battery. …

Any interested individual or company can Buy and Sell Power – Fashola

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has reiterated the commitment of Federal Government to encourage private power developers to invest in generation and distribution of power to the public. Fashola The minister who spoke while answering questions from newsmen during his two-day working visit to Jigawa State said:

Successful Maiden Flight for Sun Flyer 2 Electric Plane

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David Szondy April 19th, 2018 Sun Flyer 2 taking off on its maiden flight on April 10(Credit: Sun Flyer) Another small electric airplane took to the skies recently in the form of Bye Aerospace’s prototype Sun Flyer 2, which made its maiden flight on April 10 at Centennial Airport south of Denver, Colorado. With a gross weight of 1,900 lb (860 kg), the …