FG to deploy solar panels on buildings

By AdvocateNews on 03/09/2019

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The Ministry of Science and Technology says it will play a leading role in resolving the nation’s perennial power crisis through the deployment solar energy in public buildings.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, who said this in Abuja on Monday at a press briefing, added that the ministry was tapping into various forms of renewable energy, including solar and thermal sources of power.

Already, according to him, four agencies under the ministry were working with other government bodies to harness solar energy to provide electricity across the country.

He listed the technology agencies as Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure and Project Development Institute.

According to him, the agencies were working with the ministries of power, works and housing, environment and industry, and trade and investment to deploy various energy solutions.

The plan, which involves the mounting of solar panels on public and private buildings, is expected to provide solar-powered electricity to private homes, schools, hospitals, markets, petrol stations and rural communities.

Onu said the ministry intended to approach the Federal Executive Council with a memo to seek the approval of the plan to mount solar panels on the roofs of buildings across the country.

Posted 03/09/2019 03:16:03 AM

 

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