Enphase Energy announces completion of Clinton Global Initiative ‘Commitment to Action’ for Nigerian Microgrid Project

Enphase and Beacon Power Services developed microgrid pilot for clean, reliable energy in Africa.

Enphase Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of its initial Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. Enphase partnered with Beacon Power Services to provide a clean and reliable energy alternative for Future Kids in Lagos, Nigeria, through piloting an innovative solar energy microgrid system.

“We are proud to accomplish our Clinton Global Initiative commitment to address some of the energy challenges in Nigeria,” said Raghu Belur, co-founder and vice-president of Enphase Energy. “Our project illustrates through modern solar PV energy, the citizens of Nigeria can gain access to a clean, reliable energy source that does not carry the same environmental footprint as diesel generators.”

J.S. Roy, vice president of solar at Beacon Power Services, added: “We are pleased to partner with Enphase to manage the local training and installation of the Enphase microinverter system, as well as provide ongoing support for the project. The goal of the site is to establish a model that can scale for future solar projects in Africa.”

Electricity grids in developing nations such as Nigeria operate inconsistently. According to the 2015 US Energy Information Administration report on Nigeria, the country has one of the lowest rates of net electricity generation per capita in the world. Electricity generation falls short of demand, resulting in load shedding, blackouts and a reliance on private generators. The combination of an unstable grid and polluting diesel generators is not a scalable, sustainable model for energy generation.


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