Husk to deploy 5,000 clean mini-grids in sub-Saharan Africa

The Solar Power Naija program was established to provide access to electricity to 5 million households, or 25 million Nigerians in rural areas and underserved urban communities nationwide. The program is also expected to create 20,000 manufacturing, assembly, and installation jobs to catalyze over 500,000 off-grid systems by 2023.

According to Uche Orji, NSIA’s managing director, his institution is prioritizing climate-smart infrastructure to create access to affordable electricity for Nigeria’s underserved communities, especially in rural areas where 66% of the rural population still lacks access to electricity according to Power Africa.