Total intends to install 1 GW of solar PV projects in Nigeria - report
Sep 9, 2014 - French oil major Total SA (EPA:FP) plans to add 1,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Nigeria as part of a strategy to focus on developing only this type of renewable energy projects in the West African country.
Elisabeth Proust, managing director of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, said so in an interview with local newspaper THISDAY published today.
The group has already identified five opportunities for such plants and will look to partner with other companies and some institutions in order to secure the needed financing to implement the projects. Total is looking to build plants with capacities of between 200 MW and 300 MW, Proust mentioned. One of the schemes is expected to be launched next year.
The director explained that the solar PV cell technology is the more suitable one for Nigeria, just like in Indonesia, because it works even when it is raining. According to her, the northern part of the country is the best place for such installations.