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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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Sun Flyer 2 taking off on its maiden flight on April 10
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 two-seater prop-driven aircraft has a 3.5-hour flight duration thanks to its six lithium-ion battery packs and is intended as a pilot trainer.

This first flight of the Sun Flyer 2 is the latest step in the prototype’s flight test program in the run up for full FAA certification. The tests are focused on the LG Chem MJ1 lithium-ion battery cells that have an energy density of 260 Wh/kg and are designed for quick charging while providing increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities.

The prototype is made out of lightweight composites (mainly carbon fiber), has a low-set cantilever wing, bubble canopy, fixed tricycle undercarriage, and is propelled by a single electric motor in tractor configuration (the propellor in front of the engine). It was built by Arion Aircraft of Shelbyville, Tennessee and delivered in March for the tests.

Along with the larger four-seater Sun Flyer 4, which is currently under development, Bye Aerospace says that the Sun Flyer 2 is aimed at the general aviation market with a special focus on the pilot training sector thanks to its low-noise profile and inexpensive running costs.

“We are excited about the future and the potential the Sun Flyer family of aircraft has to revolutionize general aviation, providing improved affordability and accessibility,” says George Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace. “Lower operating costs are key to solving the student pilot dropout rate, which is curtailing the successful attainment of badly needed airline pilots. The Sun Flyer 2’s three dollar hourly operating costs are 10 times lower than traditional piston-engine flight trainers, with no carbon emissions and significantly reduced noise.”

Source:

Bye Aerospace
https://newatlas.com/sun-flyer-2-prototype-maiden-flight/54286/

Tesla Batteries are Coming to Nigeria

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The Tesla Smart Lithium Ion Battery is:

  • 48 V 3000 watt hours.
  • One 55 pound battery, replaces Four 12 V 130 AH battery.
  • Battery will last more than 10 years and is 90% charged in 1 hour.

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Solar panels soon to be must on rooftops

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Solar panels soon to be must on rooftops
THE ASIAN AGE. Published : Mar 16, 2018, 2:26 am IST Updated : Mar 16, 2018, 2:24 am IST

Govt opened registration aiming to tap one GigaWatt of green energy by 2020.

Under the scheme, the Union ministry of new and renewable energy will give a financial assistance of about 30 per cent on the cost of the solar photo-voltaic plants.
Under the scheme, the Union ministry of new and renewable energy will give a financial assistance of about 30 per cent on the cost of the solar photo-voltaic plants.
New Delhi: In order to meet the increasing power demand, rooftop solar panels will soon be made compulsory in residential areas in the national capital.

While addressing the CII Delhi State Annual Session and Business Conference, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal said:

Solar Power Portal Awards 2018 spotlight: International PV Installation

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Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and once again we will be honouring installations completed outside of the UK.

The International PV Installation of the Year category has become a mainstay of the awards and is supported by our sister publication PV Tech. It has been established to recognise excellence in solar deployment outside of Solar Power Portal

Nigeria gets first renewable energy academy in Africa

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As the nation battle to be self sufficient in electricity, ASTEVEN Group has officially launched the first Sub Sahara Renewable Energy Academy in Nigeria. Students of the academy will be trained green vendors, service providers, installers, technicians and dealers in renewable energy technologies. Graduates will receive global certifications that will eliminate the quacks that currently operate in the industry.

Speaking during the launch of the ASTEVEN Renewable Energy Academy and Centre of Excellence, in Ogun State, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ASTEVEN Group, Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo, said: