In Nigeria, Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has commissioned low-cost, off-grid solar energy solutions to provide electricity to rural communities in the country.
The commissioning of the facilities in two states will be an addition to four pilot states across the country, News24Nigeria reported.
This project is a joint venture between the energy company, Green Village Electricity Projects Limited, Arnergy Solar Limited and the Bank of Industry Nigeria Limited.
According to a company statement, the project is designed to provide 24kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) off-grid electricity to rural communities in six different states, including Anambra, Delta, Gombe, Kaduna, Niger and Osun.
Over 200 customers will be supplied with clean power generated through a 2km 230VAC, 50Hz mini-grid electricity distribution network.
The project benefits
News24 Nigeria reported that the project will have a direct impact on an estimated 7,000 people and an additional 500 people will benefit indirectly through the cottage businesses and street lighting components, which will be connected to the project.
Country President of Schneider Electric, Anglophone West Africa, Walid Sheta, said “We believe access to energy is a basic human right. We want homes in Nigeria to have access to reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy”.