Solar Nigeria Program (SN) is looking to fund solar energy companies in Nigeria to assist in ongoing projects. SN has $16.7 million available to assist in bringing solar projects to fruition.
The program by SN was revealed at a renewable energy forum by SN’s Private Sector Coordinator, IfunanyaNwandu. The program is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and is expected to be finalized by 2020.
The directive is aimed at providing grants and technical assistance to companies providing household solar technologies in Nigeria. Nwandu noted that the grant would help strong companies to accelerate their expansion to provide solar energy for 25million Nigerians.
“SN has also improved energy access for over 1.5million people since it commenced operation in 2014,” she added. As Nwandu further explained, this was possible by accelerating the private markets for off-grid solar solutions.
Through the utilization of the $47.6 provided by DFID, the program has delivered solar installations in 175 schools and 11 clinics in Lagos and 34 primary health clinics in Kaduna.