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The Nigerian Ministry of Power has launched a tender for the construction of several off-grid solar systems and other electrical infrastructure projects to improve access to energy in underserved areas.
The ministry listed five solar projects in the “Works” category:
The ministry listed three more projects in the “Concession of mini-grid solar plants” category:
The African Development Bank (AfDB) revealed plans in March to invest $200 million to expand Nigeria’s power sector and improve access to electricity. The bank will provide the funds through the country’s Rural Electrification Agency.
According to the latest statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency, Nigeria had only installed 28 MW of solar by the end of 2019, despite its huge potential.