FG lauds solar offgrid project
The deployment of solar power technology has continually lit up two communities in Kaduna State for the past 24 months.
The two communities: Gnami and Pakau, had the solar off-grid system installed for them in 2015 through the Federal Ministry of Power and Huawei Technologies, a foreign firm.
The communities which are not connected to conventional electricity from the national grid have, however, expanded according to observations by our reporter who visited Gnami, along the Bwari (FCT)-Kaduna linkroad a few months ago.
The renewable energy projects are pilot efforts to provide affordable and reliable electricity to rural dwellers through solar power, the spokesperson of the power section in the ministry, Mr. Etore Thomas, said.
The Permanent Secretary, Power, Mr. Louis Edozien, who was represented by the ag. Director, Renewable Energy in the ministry, Engr. Farauk Yabo, when delegates from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) inspected the projects, said they had energised the communities that had been off the grid for years.