The NSIA Boss stated that the 10MW Kano Solar Project offers significant socio-economic and environmental impacts.
In addition to providing access to clean, affordable, and sustainable energy to local industries and other consumers, Umar-Sadiq told journalists that it will increase industrial output by ensuring companies reach full capacity utilization.
The project has provided about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs to the immediate community.
The plant has more than 21,000 solar PV panels, two 6MVA transformers and 52 inverters, a state-of-the-art warehouse and storage building, a control room building, office and workshop building amongst others, and was built by a consortium of Eauxwell Nigeria Limited, an indigenous local contractor, and their international partners – Greencells Energy Middle East and Africa Limited – on a turnkey basis.
He said, “This project will truly be transformative to the Challawa Industrial Area which is the industrial area within Kano metropolis.