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Havenshill Synergy Limited said it had, in conjunction with United States African Development Foundation and Power Africa, inaugurated a solar mini-grid in the Abuja suburb.

The renewable energy service firm said it deployed a 20kW solar mini-gird to provide constant power supply to the inhabitants of Kigbe, an off-grid community at the Kwali Local Government of Abuja.

The President and Chief Executive Officer, United States African Development Foundation, Mr. C.D. Glin, said, “Our focus in the USADF is to find committed and passionate entrepreneurs who will know a little seed investment in their enterprises will make significant impact in their communities and we are proud that this community now enjoys clean and potable water supply and constant electricity to power their basic needs.

According to a statement, the Kigbe solar mini-grid project provides 145 homes within the community with direct to home solar power.

 “As of this moment and quite ironically, Kigbe, though completely cut off from the national grid, will now, unlike most, if not all of the Abuja metropolis, have constant supply of electricity, 24 hours a day, sufficient to power appliances such as light bulbs, fans and TV sets. Electricity supply has also necessitated the creation of businesses,” the Chief Executive Officer, Havenhill Synergy, Mr. Olusegun Odunaiya, said.

He said the Kigbe solar mini-grid project received financial and technical support from the USADF, Power Africa Initiative, Diamond Development Initiative, African Development Bank Mini-Grid Help Desk and Inensus GmbH.

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