New Solar Cell Plant Set To Boost Power Supply In Nigeria

By Clement Alphonsus

There is a positive view that the construction of the first Solar Cell Production Plant in Nigeria will drastically improve access to power supply through clean energy.

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, officially performed the foundation laying ceremony of the first Solar Cell Production Plant in Nigeria. The project is being built on a 15.8 hectres of land in Karu Local Council, Nasarawa State, consisting of more than 30,000 modules..

The plant, when fully operational, will be one of the largest Solar Cell Production plants in Africa. The Managing Director, NASENI Solar Energy Ltd, Dr. Mahmud Jaffar said: “The prices of solar panels in Nigeria will crash once the NASENI plant comes on stream. Nigeria will go into 100 per cent local content manufacturing of solar panels and other electronic materials.”

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive NASENI, Mohammed Sani Haruna, said that the plant came as a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari, who instructed NASENI to go into full production of solar panel locally.