Note — Dec 09, 2018

Solar Mini-Grids Give Nigeria a Power Boost

Seen in → No.60

Source →

Always interesting to read about such implementations when remote, underserved areas can jump over some old technologies to something even richer countries are just getting to. (Also quite a bit of detail on the energy mix situation in Nigeria.)

Electricity from the mini-grid costs about 150 to 200 naira per kilowatt-hour compared with 25 to 30 naira from the national grid. However, mini-grid power is still cheaper than fuel for generators and more convenient and reliable. As equipment costs come down and companies add customers, electricity prices could come down. And solar can be more reliable than the national grid.