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Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by TheLoneCitizen(m): 10:08am On Feb 18

The Nigerian government will be partnering with Singapore-based renewable energy firm, B&S Power and Sunnyfred Global, to design and construct a 200 MW Solar photovoltaic system to combat the country’s age-long electricity problems.

Arrangements and agreement have progressed past the preliminary stages and the FG have also secured collaboration with other stakeholders and technical partners to begin construction developments on The Ashama 200MW/HR Solar PV Farm which is the largest Solar Photovoltaic Farm in West Africa, according to PRNewswire.

The farm sits on about 304 hectares of land in Ashama Village, Aniocha South LGA of Delta State.

A joint-statement from GREENPLINTH AFRICA, consultants & strategic partners to the project promoters revealed that a Media Chat & Project Roadmap Presentation will take place on February 25, 2021 by 11:00 (WAT) at the executive Sheraton Hotel in Lagos.

The presentation will be chaired by Prof . Abubakar Sani Sambo, Vice Chancellor , Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto; Chairman , Ministerial Policy and Technical Advisory Committee on Environment in Nigeria and Former Director-General, Energy Commission of Nigeria, under the theme: “Sustainable and Affordable Energy Access for Communities in Nigeria” with the aim of enlightening the public on the importance and significance of this mammoth project not just to the locals in Delta and Nigeria but also towards Africa at large.

This commendably follows in the footsteps of Togo who are currently constructing the largest Solar Photovoltaic project in West Africa, which is expected to increase their rural electrification rate to 50% by 2022, and 100% by 2030.

FIVE TIMES CHEAPER THAN HYDRO-ELECTRICITY

Solar power has been gaining popularity as a preferred source of electricity since the turn of the last decade, as its world wide use have multiplied by more than four times with leading global economies like China, USA, Japan, Germany and India championing this course. In fact four of the five countries with the highest level of electricity consumption are the heaviest employers of this source of power.

This new-found interest has been encouraged by the affordability of the solar power generation as it is the cheapest source of electricity in regions with high solar potential like Nigeria. To produce 1mw per hour costs just $10 or roughly ₦4,000.

In comparison, 1mw of hydro-electric power costs $50 or approximately ₦20,000 per hour. Hydro-generated electricity stands as the only source of electricity in the country. It is anticipated that solar and wind will combine for 50% of the total source of electric power globally by 2050.

This development comes just over 24hours following the Federal Government's announcement that over ₦50 billion is being expended monthly to provide electricity for the country.

Even with this stupendous monthly outlay, World Bank revealed that over 80 million Nigerians have no access to power while more can only access electricity distributed under poor services.

The report also uncovered that over 60 million of the country’s population rely on gasoline-fueled generators for their electricity supply rather than the power grid.
https://mitrobe.com/nigeria-to-construct-largest-solar-pv-in-west-africa-which-is-5x-cheaper-than-hydroelectricity/

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Juanmike: 11:00am On Feb 18
1st to comment, anyway, Will or shall.
Wake me when they...

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Osamagioghowewi: 11:00am On Feb 18
We have enough sun to power this solar Energy I just don’t know y government is not looking toward this solar project as means to end our power problem instead of spending money in searching for crude oil in an impossible location

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Lewisalexander(m): 11:00am On Feb 18
I hope it doesn't take 20 years to complete

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by pegix(m): 11:01am On Feb 18
Good one for the IPOB

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by puyol005(m): 11:01am On Feb 18
Audio project

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Slimbee01(m): 11:01am On Feb 18
Hmmm lori iro

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Unequivocal: 11:01am On Feb 18
In delta??
How about constructing it in the north with abundant sun rays and using the electricity generated to power irrigation for farm produces?

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Germi9: 11:01am On Feb 18
okay good
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by valentineuwakwe(m): 11:01am On Feb 18
another story again!

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by lordkrys(m): 11:02am On Feb 18
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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by HacheNoire: 11:02am On Feb 18
Solar farm in Delta?

Nigeria needs to be sold.

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by fergie001: 11:02am On Feb 18
Fantastic if true.....Good One.
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by LastProphet: 11:03am On Feb 18
TheLoneCitizen:

https://mitrobe.com/nigeria-to-construct-largest-solar-pv-in-west-africa-which-is-5x-cheaper-than-hydroelectricity/

Let's stop all these "largest in west Africa or africa" nonsense, yes it should be the largest in west Africa because the whole west Africa is less than half of nigeria, so why shouldn't it be the largest in WA? If you have 200 children on a street where your neighbors have less than 4 each why won't you have the largest cooking pot? That's how we celebrate mediocrity because it makes us happy to compare our tiny results with poorer neighbors. And what is 200MW by the way? It can't even power an airport like Heathrow, why do we have so many stewpid black people?

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by theFilmtric: 11:04am On Feb 18
I'll wait
If its still functional in 10 years— then we can commend
Too many useless projects in Nigeria

All in a bid to loot more undecided



theFilmtricsay

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Cantonese: 11:05am On Feb 18
Lewisalexander:
I hope it doesn't take 20 years to complete

Noo. With all the equipments in place, installation should just take a few months, at the most.

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Jobminister: 11:07am On Feb 18
Nigeria TO


Let me know when it become Nigeria HAS

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by gentlestdude(m): 11:07am On Feb 18
more billions to be looted as usual, campaign coming soon.
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by piagbara: 11:07am On Feb 18
Osamagioghowewi:
We have enough sun to power this solar Energy I just don’t know y government is not looking toward this solar project as means to end our power problem instead of spending money in searching for crude oil in an impossible location
Yes oh but our bad government won't let this project come to reality and if it finally does they won't let it function to maximum capacity, this country na wa.
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by justosee: 11:07am On Feb 18
Unequivocal:
In delta??
How about constructing it in the north with abundant sun rays and using the electricity generated to power irrigation for farm produces?
with money from cow sales?

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by CodeTemplar: 11:08am On Feb 18
Their head is just waking up partially abi?
.but why delta? A coastal state with cloudy whether?

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Cantonese: 11:08am On Feb 18
HacheNoire:
Solar farm in Delta?

Nigeria needs to be sold.

Yes oooo. Except you are from one tiny hamlet in Zamfara state with no light, you"ll not know that Delta state is one of the richest in the country. And the site, Ashama, is not a tiny village.

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by ec0malchemist(m): 11:08am On Feb 18
Audio Project, Lori Iro.

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by DoctorDree(m): 11:11am On Feb 18
All na cruise
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Rhaspody(m): 11:12am On Feb 18
The sun in sokoto can power nigeria for 2 years. Our country is just incompetent

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by Primusinterpares(m): 11:15am On Feb 18
Let it come on stream before we celebrate but for now let's hold the government by their balls to make this come alive. It will fix a part of our epileptic power supply in this nation
Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by RuddyFusion(m): 11:16am On Feb 18
Ehhhhh.,....Nigeria always claiming one biggest and largest in Africa, West Africa dis and that...,..ALLL those claims where has it taken us to? Wia exactly?


Hope they will deliver on it regardless of the stealing that will be part of the project

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Re: Nigeria To Construct 200MW Solar Farm In Delta, Largest In West Africa by mike404(m): 11:18am On Feb 18
I HOPE IT’S NIT RUGA O angry

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