And the Lights Went on in Nigeria
In Nigeria 40% of the population doesn’t have access to grid electricity. A Dutch company called Lumos Global has just accessed $75 million from the World Bank to bring light to the dark parts of Nigeria. The offer: for a flat fee of $15,-/month, Nigerian families get access to off-grid electricity from solar and batteries. By 2025 the company hopes to have “connected” 1 million households and power lights, fans, televisions, mobile phones, fridges. Additional funds from the World-bank were granted to set up local solar mini-grids.
[bloomberg.com] – Dutch Company to Light a Million Nigerian Homes With Solar Power