Nigeria is set to get 70MW solar power plant

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Nigeria is set to get 70MW solar power plant  after CT Cosmos, a Nigerian based company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the world leading engineering plant, Siemens in the construction of a 70MW solar power plant at Panyam, Plateau State in Nigeria.

The  project which will be constructed at a cost of US$170m will be an alternating current (MWac) photovoltaic (solar) power facility and is expected to be completed within 24months. The plant will as well contribute power onto the national grid since the solar power generation is quite high due to few solar power generating plants in the country. Nigeria is settling at constructing more solar power plant as they have a short construction period compared to traditional gas/coal fired power stations which could take up to 1 to 3 years to complete.

According to Phillip Chukwueke the CT Cosmos, Chief Executive, stated that, the company chose Siemens to be their technical partner for the power plant project given that the company has extensive expertise in delivering quality solutions along with technical support and services. He added that,Nigeria is set to get 70MW solar power plant  that will soon become the most preferred and cost effective power generating facility, because it will cost nothing other than extracting energy from the sun as compared to the hydro and thermal generating sources.

Nasir Giwa, the Siemens General Manager, Power and Gas, expressed how committed the company is to deliver the project and that the company will work hand in Hand with the Nigerian company with an aim to deliver the state-of-the-art technology and services to the Nigerian citizens who are currently starving from adequate power supply as well as improving the country’s economy development.

The project will be cited in the Plateau region near Jos. According to the SolarGIS the cite has a minimal cloud cover with the highest solar radiation indices which can produce reasonable yields that will go along with to addressing Nigeria’s growing energy demand.