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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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School in Lagos where students pay fees with plastic bottles

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 …

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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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Solarcentury completes PV mini-grids in Eritrea with Tesla batteries

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. …

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