Enphase Energy Announces Clinton Global Initiative ‘Commitment to Action’ for Nigerian Microgrid Project

Enphase Energy recently announced its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. Enphase has partnered with Beacon Power Services to provide a reliable energy alternative in Abuja, Nigeria, through piloting a solar energy microgrid system.

Electricity grids in developing nations such as Nigeria operate inconsistently, leaving its people to face uncertain business and home conditions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration report on Nigeria in October 2012, Nigeria experienced power outages on average of 46 days per year between 2007 and 2008, with many outages lasting six hours at a time.

The Enphase pilot commitment aims to provide clean, reliable energy to Sundry Foods, located in Abuja, Nigeria. This demonstration project is an effort to prove the scalability of a solar microgrid system in a country where traditional forms of electricity are unreliable and harmful to the environment.

The microgrid system’s use of microinverter technology, designed and provided by Enphase, will allow local non-specialist electricians and laborers to install and maintain all aspects of the system. Beacon Power Services will manage the local training and installation of the system, as well as provide ongoing support for the project.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments; implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion. 

Source: Enphase Energy