Nigeria: Solar Cabin Pilot Project for NDPHC

Designing a “plug-and-play” solution.

As part of a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Sun Africa is constructing a solar cabin pilot system that will provide 30 KWp of solar and 81 kWh of energy storage. The solar cabin pilot is being installed in an off-grid rural location in Kaida, just outside of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. If you want to picture the solar cabin pilot, think of a 40ft prefabricated structure like a shipping container topped by a solar panel.

Creating a more flexible future.

Once the solar cabin is installed and operational, around 700 people in the Kaida community will gain access to electricity. Small businesses and domestic users will save money by eliminating the need to purchase kerosene, candles, wood, and fuel. Smaller scale solar projects like solar cabins that are more agile and flexible offer various benefits for rural communities. Access to electricity will allow students to study for more hours, while providing new opportunities for businesses including shops, restaurants, hair salons, phone charging stations, and telecom providers.

Moving toward a more connected Nigeria.

This cabin, which will be a modular “plug-and-play” solar power generation and storage solution, is being donated to NDPHC. The solar cabin pilot is a precursor to a larger Phase II project with NDPHC, which will consist of solar minigrids and solar cabin systems, similar to Sun Africa’s Southern Provinces project in Angola. When all is said and done, Sun Africa will be the driving force behind more than 50 solar cabins throughout some of Nigeria’s most rural communities.

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Sun Africa is installing solar cabins in some of the most remote corners of Nigeria, bringing clean, reliable, affordable energy to rural communities that are far from the national grid.
Solar cabins provide between 50 kWp and 200 kWp of clean energy each, all without requiring the costly step of expanding the national grid.
Solar cabins will power homes, clinics, schools, irrigation systems, water purifiers, and small businesses, leading to long-term job creation and reduced pollution.
An agreement was recently signed between the Nigerian government and Sun Africa to install solar energy production systems in a dozen localities poorly served by the national electricity network.
Sun Africa CEO Adam Cortese meets with Angola President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sun Africa signed an agreement with President Buhari, helping Nigeria achieve its goal to reduce the gap in access to electricity between the country’s urban and rural areas.
By the numbers

Making an impact in rural Nigeria

1 Solar Cabin pilot project in Kaida
30 KWp of solar energy created and 81 kWh of energy storage
700 people in Kaida will gain access to electricity
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