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Solar Power May Get Boost From Africa's Biggest Oil Exporter

  • Nigerian senators may grant $30 million to solar, REAN says
  • Funding would follow push into off-grid electrification push
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Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil exporter, may be about to turn sunward to generate more of its power.

Senators in the capital of Abuja are debating allocation of $30 million to solar projects in this year’s budget, according to the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria. They’re expected to provide funding for off-grid solar projects, photovoltaic manufacturing, and transmission upgrades, according to REAN Executive Secretary Godwin Aigbokhan. A decision is expected this month.