Access Infra Africa, Quaint Global to invest $100m in 50MW Nigerian PV

Developer Access Infra Africa and Quaint Global Energy Solutions have agreed to invest $100m in a 50MW solar array in Nigeria that upon completion will be one of the biggest biggest PV projects on the African continent.

Access Infra Africa — a venture between Dubai-based Access Power MEA and French developer Eren Developpement — will help Quaint Global Energy Solutions build the project in the state of Kaduna, according to Reuters.

Quaint Global Energy has secured a $1.3m grant for the project from the US Trade and Development Agency.

The plant — which emerged from the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competitive bidding process — will annually generate enough electricity for more than 600,000 homes.

Construction will likely begin at some point in the next two years, assuming the two companies can secure additional financing and sign a PPA with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The announcement comes just weeks after Chinese EPC services provider Chint Electric and solar developer Intratrek unveiled plans to build Zimbabwe’s first solar project, a 100MW array.