Pan African solar to provide 1.1m residents of Katsina with solar power

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Pan Africa Solar Ltd, an Abuja and London based solar developing company, says its 75 Mega Watts (MW) solar power project in Katsina, when completed, will provide power for 1.1 million Nigerians in the state, Vanguard reports.

The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Marcus Heal, disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the Annual Powering Africa Nigeria Summit in Abuja on Friday. He said the project, conceived in 2012, was part of its 5,000MW utility scale solar projects in Nigeria. Heal said the company was the first among other solar developers in the country to sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the government.

He said that the company was also developing another solar power project, tagged pay-as-you-go project. He said that the project was designed to provide electricity for 93 million Nigerians that were not connected to the national grid. He said; “We now have a few 100 units; this project started six months ago, we got a few 100 units that have been deployed in Kano.” “These projects can be expanded across northern Nigeria and  into  neighboring  states like Niger,” he added.