1,200 MW of Solar Power expected in Nigeria
And again two US companies have signed MoUs to deliver 1,200 MW (1.2 GW) of utility-scale PV projects in Nigeria.
The Government of Nigeria is said to be in the process of identifying and allocating suitable land for the project. The first projects are expected to come up in 2017
Solar will contribute 117MW by 2020
Nigeria will also be expected to reaching another aggressive target of 8 percent of its power coming from renewable energy alternatives by 2020, and 16% by 2030.
Early this year, Nigeria signed a series of agreements with SkyPower FAS Energy, to develop and operate 3,000 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar PV power plants over the next five years.
At the time of its signing, the agreement covered projects worth $5 billion and was supposed to generate 30,000 jobs in Nigeria.
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