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Do Nigerian students care about climate change and energy transition? They obviously don’t, they rarely do. Nigerian students are frustrated and overwhelmed by Nigeria’s problems that they cannot bring themselves to worry about pressing social issues. Second is that they’ve heard of climate change, but it’s just another school nonsense.
The landscape of the power industry in Nigeria is undergoing a transformative shift, and one of the key drivers of change is the advent of Battery as a Service (BaaS). This innovative approach to energy storage is revolutionising how nationsgenerate, store, and distribute electricity.
Products at a Solar Sisters outreach in a Nigerian community. - Copyright Solar Sisters Nigeria
The African country has the lowest access to electricity in the world. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of energy poverty. 32-year-old green energy entrepreneur Yetunde Fadeyi will never forget what inspired her to start a clean energy company in Nigeria.
Most Nigerians living in cities also experience regular power cuts, while a majority of rural Nigerians remain without access at all. One solution is off grid solar systems like rooftop solar and rechargeable solar powered systems, and Chinese firms have been increasingly active in meeting Nigeria’s growing demand.
SEforALL has announced the signing of grant agreements with 19 clean energy developers under its Results-Based Financing (RBF) multi-donor fund, the Universal Energy Facility (UEF), Stand-Alone Solar for Productive Use (SSPU) programme, for the deployment of high capacity solar-battery storage systems to businesses and institutions across Nigeria.
Husk Power Systems announced $20 million in debt financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to expand Nigerian operations. This marks the first instance of a mini-grid company accessing corporate-level debt. It is the largest debt financing ever secured for mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria (© Mathias Martins on Unsplash)
In the sweltering heat of Nigeria, where temperatures soar above 36 degrees Celsius, the oppressive reality of epileptic power supply casts a dark shadow over daily life. As citizens endure the unbearable heat and frequent blackouts, the quest for reliable electricity becomes a desperate plea for relief.
With the rise in fuel which has risen to N679.36/litre as of February 2024 from N263.76 in February 2023 as reported by the National Bureau of statistic, riders are embracing low-carbon motorcycles, powered by electricity or cleaner fuels, as a viable alternative.

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