PHOTOS: Nigeria Launches First Solar-Powered Charging Station For Electric Vehicles

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The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

The station is a collaborative project of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUS).

Nigeria Launches First Solar-powered Charging Station For Electric Vehicles  - The Heritage Times

In February, the first locally assembled electric car was displayed in Abuja.

Speaking at the commissioning on Thursday in Sokoto, Jelani Aliyu, director-general of the NADDC, said the achievement signifies a significant milestone in the agency’s commitment to creating a world-class automotive sector in the country.

Nigeria launches first solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles  | TheCable

“What has just been commissioned today is the nation’s first 100% solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. 100% renewable energy, 100% clean energy to power 100% electric vehicles. Absolutely zero emissions, zero waste: from energy generation to energy utilization,” Aliyu said.

“This charging station is an important component of our national vehicle electrification programme.

Nigeria Launches First Solar-Powered Charging Station For Electric Vehicles  - TheNigeriaLawyer

“We are collaborating with three universities: UDUS; the University of Lagos and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.”

He explained that the charging station contains arrays of installed solar panels with 86.4 kilowatts per hour capacity.

First Solar Powered Electric Car Charging Station inaugurated In Sokoto -

They are then coupled to three online-offline hybrid inverters with 5-kilovolt ampere (KVA) each and synchronized to give an output of 15KVA/48watts.

Jelani Aliyu, DG NADDC Commissions First Solar Powered Electric Vehicle  Charging Station (Photos) - Brand Spur

The system’s energy storage is made up of 36 units of deep-cycle gel batteries with an output of 48 volts/1980 amperes.

Jelani Aliyu, DG NADDC Commissions First Solar Powered Electric Vehicle  Charging Station (Photos) - Brand Spur

The NADDC DG said the agency partners with academic institutions to create a platform for advanced research and development.

Jelani Aliyu, DG NADDC Commissions First Solar Powered Electric Vehicle  Charging Station (Photos) - Brand Spur



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