NASENI targets 7.5MW solar power annually

The National Agency for Science and Engineering infrastructure (NASENI) said it was targeting to generate 7.5 MW solar power annually to serve as alternative energy in the country.

Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Mohammed Haruna said this while declaring open the agency’s 2018 Solar Installation and Maintenance Training programme in Abuja.

Haruna, who was represented by the Director of Policy, Planning and Analysis, NASENI, Mrs Nonye Onyechi said the training was conceived for unemployed Nigerians and would provide alternative power solution in the country.

He said: “It is timely and pertinent that we are trying to address one of the major challenges needed to be resolved for Nigeria to continue in its part of national development.

“Many power projects are ongoing but we all know that the country needs rapid, sustained and easily deployable technologies that would produce maximum and responsive results.

“This is the reason why solar energy is one of the best options of power system infrastructure that we must pursue.

“NASENI has been on this part for a very long time and our efforts have resulted in the establishment of NASENI Solar Energy Limited, Karshi, FCT.

“The company has capacity to manufacture and deploy 7.5 megawatts solar panel per annum.’’

Haruna urged the trainees to explore the opportunity that the training provided, describing it as a suitable platform to build their capacity in installation and maintenance of solar system in homes and offices as well as improving power supply in the country.