200 MW Solar Project 'Largest in West Africa' to Come up in Nigeria

Feb 18, 2021 11:57 AM ET
  • B&S Power as well as Sunnyfred Global to create, develop, finance as well as create West Africa's biggest solar PV project in Nigeria.

B&S Power, a Singapore based renewable energy firm, and Sunnyfred Global, a Nigerian financial investment entity, have ended plans in partnership with other stakeholders and also Technical Partners, to Design, Develop, Finance and also Construct West Africa's largest solar PV ranch in Nigeria-- The Ashama 200 MW solar PV project.

The Solar PV Project is located on regarding 304 Hectares of Land in Ashama Village, Aniocha South of Delta State in Nigeria.

According to a statement from Greenplinth Africa, Consultants & Strategic Partners to the Project Promoters, a Media Chat as well as Project Roadmap Discussion would certainly occur on February 25, 2021. The event with the style "Lasting and Affordable Energy Access for Areas in Nigeria" will highlight the relevance of the Ashama Solar Photovoltaic Project to the host area, state, the nation as well as the continent as a whole.

According to the World Bank, over 80 million Nigerians lack accessibility to electrical energy and millions a lot more experience poor solution regardless of initiatives by the Federal government to provide electrical power in the country. As well as likewise about 60 Numerous these Nigerians invest more than N1.6 Trillion on nonrenewable fuel source generators annual. The Federal Government of Nigeria nevertheless expects renewable energy to fill a substantial portion of the electrical power destitution void in the country.

In Africa, Power is Unattainable, Unaffordable, and Unreliable for many people. This catches people in poverty; students discover it difficult to read after dark, facilities can not cool injections as well as organizations have much shorter operating hrs. Today, greater than 25 African countries deal with a power situation. The African continent is well gifted with power resources, however many remain untapped.

In December 2020, we had actually reported that a 5 MW section has actually been connected to the grid at a floating solar plant on the tank of the Bui hydroelectric dam in Ghana. With this, the plant made a little action towards its eventual objective for a 250 MW plant.

When completed, the plant can possibly be the biggest floating solar plant in Africa. A lot more significantly, in a continent where mini-grids have been the best solution for solar-powered power options, the plant might also be just one of the remarkable utility-scale success stories. Construction is being carried out in parcels of 50 MW each.