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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