A 32-year-old Ken-Ade Private School in Makoko Community, a water-front settlement in the centre of Lagos, has received a 5 kilovolt-ampere (KvA) solar system donated by All On Energy in partnership with the Lagos Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
This was confirmed by Wisdom Chapp-Jumbo, Senior Public Relations and Communications, All On, in a chat with EnergyDay on Tuesday.
AllOn, is an independent impact investing company seeded with funding from Shell, working with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services for under-served and unserved off-grid energy markets in Nigeria
According to Wisdom, the project was installed through the Social Solar initiative, an All On Energy project in partnership with the Lagos Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
The statement from All On noted that Ken-Ade private school has been a charity-driven academic programme for the less privileged households and vulnerable families in the Makoko community since 1990.
“Ayokunle Omoniyi, Impact Monitoring, and Evaluation officer and Project Lead, at All On Energy Social Solar, along with some SPE Lagos Section members, commissioned the solar installation in the school on Friday, November 4, 2022.
“The intervention was dedicated to providing constant power for over 700 students attending the school.
“The installation was completed by Pirano Energy Limited, an All On investee company.
“The Social Solar Initiative by All on Energy has so far successfully installed at least 12 solar power systems across 7 states in Nigeria, lighting up needy communities with the gift of solar,” the statement confirmed.
All On’s Senior Public Relations and Communication, informed EnergyDay that the solar installation was donated to the school in Makoko without any charges for the use of the pupils. He confirmed that All On and SPE donated the funds for the project.