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|NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by rodeo0070(m): 5:10pm On Apr 08|
Nigeria’s First Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station has been commissioned by the Federal Government through the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) today, 8th April 2021.
The Solar Powered EV Charging Station was set up by NADDC under the Electric Vehicle Pilot Project in Collaboration with Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto.
With the commissioning of the charging station, Nigeria will join the rest of the world in embracing the recent innovation in energy mobility towards renewable and sustainable energy sources.
Jelani Aliyu, DG NADDC stated that,
This is testimony to the government's commitment to the adoption and promotion of advanced technology for safer, cleaner and cheaper transportation solutions.
I wish to thank the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, for all the support so far, especially the donation of land, and we look forward to an exciting Research and Development collaboration with the university.
"100% renewable energy, 100% clean energy to power 100% Electric Vehicles. Absolutely zero emissions, zero waste: from energy generation to energy utilization."
"This Charging Station is an important component of our national Vehicle Electrification Program. We are collaborating with 3 universities. Usmanu Danfodio, Sokoto, University of Lagos and University of Nigeria, Nsukka."
Why is the NADDC collaborating with academia?
This strategy is important because it is not just a charging station but a platform and a springboard for advanced research and development: to study, monitor and evaluate the entire system: the solar cells, storage units and electric vehicles in various climatic and usage conditions and hopefully develop even more effective solutions for Nigerian and African applications.
The monitoring and evaluation team shall consist of experts from NADDC, Usmanu Danfodio University, Hyundai and relevant Stakeholders.
The installed solar arrays (panels), have a capacity of 86.4 kilowatts per hour, they are coupled to three online-offline Hybrid Inverters, each one is 5KVA, they are synchronized to give a combined output of 15 KVA/48 WATTS. The systems' energy storage is made up of 36 units of deep-cycle gel batteries with an output of 48 volts/1980 amperes.
"I urge the students to see this as an unparalleled opportunity to fully understand Vehicle Electrification and all related renewable energy technologies so as to develop better and better solutions for the betterment of Nigeria," he said.
In this regard, the electric vehicles will be charged accordingly based on the charging system adopted. There are two types of charging systems as far as this configuration/system is concerned.
1. The high-level charging system is referred to as the fast charging system which charges a vehicle within 22 hours period and also which gives a total coverage after a full charging of 482 Kilometers.
2. The second level of the charging system takes 9 hours to fully charged.
A protective device is also installed on the system to give total protection to both the equipment and the cars to be charged. There is a provision of highly flexible software that gives room for locking and unlocking the charging system with the advantage of having charging schedules for each vehicle.
The installation of the solar arrays (panels), that have a capacity of 86.4 kilowatts per hour, the online-offline 3 numbers 5KVA Hybrid inverters that are synchronized together to give 15 KVA/48 WATTS and 36 units of the deep circle, gel batteries with an output of 48 volts/1980 amperes.
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by rodeo0070(m): 5:11pm On Apr 08|
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by saintokwuluora(m): 5:41pm On Apr 08|
Oyibo dey do electric cars, dey shout climate change, make fossil fuels die kpata kpata, Nigeria wey depend on petroleum, wey no fit provide him people light, come dey form electric cars is the future. #VIP
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by Elsanchez: 6:06pm On Apr 08|
better than nothing
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by dalongjnr: 6:21pm On Apr 08|
I hope it's maintained and sustained for national growth and development.
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by Heathrow44: 7:23pm On Apr 08|
All public transport bus, train and whatever should be electric infact all brt buses to be imported or manufactured in Nigeria should be electric, we need to forcefully make sure Nigeria diversify from oil! Cos politicians cannot get the discipline to leave oil and find other sources of income for Nigeria other than easy underpriced oil!
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by iluvdonjazzy: 10:38pm On Apr 08|
This is still not the solution, Buhari please give us constant power supply you promised us during your electioneering.
|Re: NADDC Commissions 1st Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station (PICS) by OOzz: 5:45am On Apr 09|
And the NADDC (a federal agency) had to site this project in sokoto of all places.. what happened to Abuja or even lagos??
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