Dubai firm to invest in $100m solar plant in Nigeria

Access Infra Africa says plant will supply enough power to over 600,000 homes once completed

Access Infra Africa, a Dubai-based company, has signed a joint development agreement with Quaint Global Energy Solutions to invest in the $100 million ABIBA Solar Project, a 50MW solar power plant being developed in Kaduna state of Nigeria.

Once completed, the plant will generate 82,500 megawatt hours of clean electricity, enough to satisfy the daytime requirement of over 600,000 Nigerian households.

The landmark investment was originated by Access through the Access Co-Development Facility competition, an Africa-focused platform designed to bridge the gap between early-stage renewable energy projects and the resources they require to become operational.

ACF was launched earlier this year by Access and attracted 55 competitive entries from 18 countries. Quaint from Nigeria and Flatbush Solar from Cameroon were declared the winners of the inaugural edition of this competition at the Africa Energy Forum in June.

Reda El Chaar, executive chairman of Access, said: “We see this project as a gateway to the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Africa’s largest economy, whilst cementing the role of ACF as an innovative platform for turning good concepts into bankable projects.”

Access said it is developing a portfolio of renewable energy projects in 17 Africa countries worth over $1 billion.

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