The government of Borno state, North-East Nigeria has established Africa’s largest Solar Panel Factory to overcome the deleterious challenges of power outages in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The fully automated plant sited at Njimtilo village outskirts; will produce 40 megawatts worth of panels per annum to overcome challenges of power outages in the state.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Agriculture, Ibrahim Ali disclosed this in Maiduguri, while on test running the plant. He said that each solar panel has the capacity for 300 watts.
He further disclosed that with the completion of factory, most of the dormant cottage
industries are to be reactivating to create jobs opportunities.
Adding that the 28 completed mega schools, are also to switch to solar panels for electricity.