Nigeria

Nigeria launches Sub-Saharan Africa’s first green bond

The $29.8 million in funds will be used to finance the implementation of projects by Nigeria’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies towards the achievement of its commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Wärtsilä to deploy 75 MW (AC) of PV in Nigeria

The Finnish technology group has been awarded a contract by Pan Africa Solar Ltd to build a solar plant in Katsina State, northern Nigeria.

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Dangote Industries and Blackstone plan 100 MW solar plant in Nigeria

The Nigerian industrial group was granted funds to conduct the feasibility study for the 100 MW facility by the USTDA. The plant would be built in Kano State, in the north of Nigeria, where the two companies are also planning to construct a 1 GW coal power plant.

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Access Power gets financing for 50 MW PV project in Nigeria

The $1.65 million loan will be used to co-finance a 50 MW solar facility under development in Nigeria’s Kaduna State. The company expect to reach financial close for the project by the end of this year.

Nigerian government inks deals for 120 MW of solar

Nigeria’s Ministry of Power has signed two put/call option agreements with local solar developers Afrinegia Nigeria Limited and CT Cosmos Nigeria Limited. The two companies are planning to build two PV plants with a combined capacity of 120 MW.

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GreenWish Partners taps into Nigeria’s solar potential with $280m investment

The Paris-based private renewable power producer focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa has announced it is to invest $280 million in new PV power plants in Nigeria.

RMI calls for ‘action’ on Africa’s PV minigrid market

Solar-powered minigrids could account for a greater slice of sub-Saharan Africa’s $740 million off-grid market, but progress is still needed throughout the region in terms of policy, financing and commercial services, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) says in a new report.

Azuri to roll out PayGo Solar to 20,000 Nigerian households

The British provider of the pay-as-you-go off-grid solar system has commenced the installation of its home systems across Nigeria, with the aid of the country’s Niger Delta Power Holding Company.

Scatec Solar welcomes Africa50 as investor in 100 MW Nigerian solar project

The Norwegian solar park developer signs joint development agreement with Africa50, an African infrastructure fund that is sponsored by the African Development Bank, to bring funding and support to the 100 MW Nova Scotia solar park.

Nigeria’s solar hopes stall

Nigeria is considered an emerging economy that has the potential to drive a dynamic domestic solar PV market. But the global oil price plunge and a national currency crisis have stalled hopes.

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