Solar Nigeria Connects 182,000 Homes in One Year


Solar Nigeria said it has given support to operators in the solar energy sector to provide solar power to 182,000 homes across Nigeria from July 2015 to June this year.
Charlie Knight, representative of Solar Nigeria disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
Knight said the organisation has covered 92,000 homes in the first six months of this year, adding that more than 45,000 of the homes were located in the northern part of Nigeria.
According to him, “Businesses supported by Solar Nigeria provided more than 92,000 Nigerian homes with solar lighting or power systems between January and June 2016. More than 45,000 of these homes are located in northern Nigeria.
He further said, “All the systems were supplied on full commercial terms, with the householders paying cash, taking a loan, or renting the equipment. The systems include everything from single bright lamps to solar home systems able to power multiple lights, a television and fan.
“The result maintains the pace set in the first quarter of 2016, when 49,000 homes received solar lighting or power systems through the programme. It brings the total of homes equipped thanks to support from Solar Nigeria and its partner programme, Lighting Africa, to 182,000 since mid-2015,” he said.



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