Tesla Powerpack 2.26 MWh Installed in Abuja to improve Energy Sources

The solar plant, which will generate 2.45 GWh of energy per year, and 2.26MWh Tesla Powerpacks have been installed in Abuja, Nigeria to cut expenditure and reduce the Federal Ministry’s energy dependence on fossil energy sources and reduce CO2 emission by 2,600 tons. 

A solar station using Tesla Powerpack energy storage was installed in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. EM-ONE Energy Solutions has signed a contract with the Federal Ministry of Energy and Housing of Nigeria to design and install a 1.52 MW solar power plant with a 2.26 MWh battery capacity in 2019. The solar plant has been installed on carports and rooftop sheds and will generate 2.45 GWh of energy per year. The solution is fully integrated and scalable, so capacity can grow over time as demand grows.

Officials inspecting the TESLA Plant in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo by Omasoro Ali Ovie

EM-ONE also completed the electrical upgrades of four office buildings at the headquarters of the Department of Energy, Works and Housing to improve energy efficiency. During the modernization, old electrical appliances and connections were replaced with energy-efficient ones, which will reduce the energy consumption of the complex by 40%.

Aerial view of the plant in photo by Omasoro Ali Ovie

The Enhanced Microgrid and Energy Storage System (ESS) for this project was provided by Tesla and the energy efficiency components were provided by Schneider Electric. This project was the first of the office complexes of the federal government of Nigeria to use renewable energy as the main source of energy. The system will now save thousands of dollars annually on a cleaner, more reliable power supply. The project is part of the federal government’s commitment to renewable energy and mini grid policies.

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