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D.Light Launches Solar Products in Nigeria to Transform Lives of Low-Income Individuals

D.Light has officially launched into the Nigerian market to transform the lives of low-income individuals

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D.Light, a pioneering manufacturer and provider of Solar products has officially launched into the Nigerian market to transform the lives of low-income individuals.

This expansion into Nigeria is coming after the company secured a $50 million investment some months ago to better focus on the renewable energy space and support its expansion in Africa.

Speaking at the launch, Co-founder and President Sam Goldman said “The reality is that we are still so far from where we need to be in terms of our population and their needs.

“Hence our target market is the low-income individuals; not just the rural communities which is why the company adopts the ‘pay-as-you-go” model. Access to sustainable energy will not be possible unless we solve the funding problem.

Also speaking about D.light’s mission in Nigeria and across the globe, the chairman of the board, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika stated that the company seeks to transform the lives of a lot of people on earth, as well as bridge the gap to ensure inclusiveness for everyone.

Her words, “Our vision is to change the lives of billions of people on the face of the earth who are crying for equity to have a chance to live a better life.

“We are in Nigeria to transform Africa one community at a time, and this is our driving force she said”.

The co-founder and CEO, Ned Tozun explained that d.light has employed over 6,000 people across Africa.,

He said, “Our target is lower-income individuals. There is a sun in the village and the cities, so when we just say a rural market, it is not.

“The guy who lives in Lagos, but doesn’t have a generator shouldn’t even use a generator if he can have a solar solution. Why? Because of environmental sustainability.

“So, when you think about all the ESG matters, you will encourage more people to use alternate sources of energy rather than polluting sources of energy and that helps everywhere; whether you are in the city or the village. It is about lower income.

“What we’ve done is to think of the entire problem chain. Firstly, innovate the product. Two, how do you deliver it? Deliver it to them at the most reasonable price. Thirdly, make sure it’s affordable for them”.

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Nigeria and Germany Ink $500 Million Agreements for Renewable Energy and Gas Exports

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Nigerian and German companies have sealed two pivotal agreements in Berlin, valued at $500 million.

The accords, announced by Presidential spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, include a renewable energy pact and a gas export deal, marking a significant milestone in bilateral cooperation.

The first agreement formalized a Memorandum of Understanding on renewable energy between the Union Bank of Nigeria and Germany’s DWS Group.

This strategic partnership seeks to attract $500 million in investments dedicated to renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on rural communities across Nigeria.

The second Memorandum of Understanding solidified a gas export partnership between Riverside LNG of Nigeria and Germany’s Johannes Schuetze Energy Import AG. Under this deal, Nigeria commits to supplying 850,000 tons of natural gas annually to Germany, with projections indicating an increase to 1.2 million tons.

The initial shipments are scheduled for 2026, addressing both nations’ commitment to environmentally conscious practices and sustainable energy solutions.

This gas export agreement is particularly significant as it contributes to processing approximately 50 million cubic feet per day of natural gas that would otherwise be flared, aligning with Nigeria’s goal to harness its abundant gas resources for sustainable energy projects.

President Bola Tinubu, attending the G20 Compact with Africa conference in Berlin, expressed his approval of the agreements, emphasizing Nigeria’s commitment to reforms. Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany also announced a 4 billion euro investment in green energy projects in Africa by 2030, aligning with Germany’s transition to carbon neutrality.

Despite challenges such as oil theft, Nigeria, under President Tinubu’s leadership, has undertaken significant reforms to attract investors and revitalize its economy.

These agreements signify a step toward sustainable energy solutions, addressing environmental concerns and fostering economic growth in both nations.

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Sun Africa Commits $2.2 Billion to Transform Nigeria’s Power Sector

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Sun Africa LLC, a global entity dedicated to supporting Africa’s energy needs, has announced a commitment of approximately $2.2 billion for the development of Nigeria’s power sector.

The pledge follows a meeting between the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, and representatives from Sun Africa, led by Chairman Goran Rajsic.

In the initial phase, the project will concentrate on delivering 961 MWp of solar PV infrastructure and 455 MWh of battery energy storage, marking a transformative venture valued at $2.2 billion.

This strategic collaboration aims to address Nigeria’s growing demand for new power infrastructure, aligning with the nation’s economic needs and transitioning toward sustainability.

Adelabu emphasized Nigeria’s significant requirement for new power infrastructure to support economic growth and sustainability.

The commitment from Sun Africa and its partners signifies a crucial step toward achieving Nigeria’s electricity goals.

Goran Rajsic expressed gratitude to the project partners, highlighting the support in designing a comprehensive solution featuring cutting-edge solar PV and battery storage technologies.

Sun Africa’s collaboration with Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy Limited as its EPC partner represents a milestone in advancing sustainable and reliable energy solutions for Nigeria.

This initiative aligns with the nation’s commitment to driving positive change through innovative renewable energy solutions.

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Niger Delta Power Holding Company Reveals N190bn Debt Owed by Government Entities

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The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), and the Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company owe a cumulative sum of N190 billion for electricity supply.

Chiedu Ugbo, the Managing Director and CEO of NDPHC, shared this information during a media briefing in Lagos.

Ugbo highlighted that the N190 billion debt has accumulated from 2015 to May 2023. While the exact amount owed by NBET wasn’t specified, Ugbo emphasized that the huge indebtedness to NDPHC runs into hundreds of billions, affecting the company’s operations and financial obligations.

He stated, “NDPHC is also not paid for availability but only as dispatched, thereby depriving NDPHC of hundreds of billions since 2015 when the Transitional Electricity Market was declared, and the government has so far been denied revenue as high as N3trn.”

Ugbo emphasized the challenging situation the debt has created, making it difficult for NDPHC to meet operational expenditures, pay gas suppliers, and maintain regular power generation.

To overcome these challenges, he called for urgent private capital mobilization and explored independent transmission projects, involving Gencos as investors.

Executive Director, Generation, Engr. Abdullahi Kassim, highlighted the ‘Light-up Nigeria Initiative,’ a program aimed at leveraging NDPHC’s generation assets to provide reliable power supply to eligible customers, distribution companies, and third-party project developers, ultimately achieving over 97% power distribution to the masses.

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