India, Nigeria join forces on solar park project in Nigeria - report
Jul 23, 2013 - The governments of India and Nigeria have sealed an agreement to determine the location of a solar park that will be constructed in the state of Niger, northwestern Nigeria, the Press Trust of India said on Monday.
The photovoltaic (PV) installation will be the first of a series of solar facilities which will be built in the African country.
Under the agreement, Indian engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BOM:500103), or BHEL, will conduct preliminary studies before selecting the sites for the solar parks, according to Nigerian Daily Trust.
At the beginning of July, the European Union (EU) said it would provide EUR 27 million (USD 35.6m) in financial aid to back the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, 80% of the people living in Nigeria's rural areas have no access to electricity, according to the EU.
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