Large Scale Microgrid in Nigeria, Africa
Fostering Economic Activity and Increasing the Standard of Living
A case study that demonstrate the power of advanced lead battery technology in supporting solar microgrid installations in African communities with no access to the grid.
Trojan partnered with Green Village Electricity (GVE) Projects Limited, a leading PV Solar Mini-Grid Developer in West Africa to electrify a village with 260 households and 60 businesses in Nigeria. The project supported street lights along the main street of the village, providing enhanced security at night, extended business operating hours and extended play time for children. The solution resulted in a 50% reduction in energy related expenditure and an 80% reduction in malaria cases.
“Trojan Battery provides clean and reliable energy storage that enhances the way people live and work around the world. Having reliable electricity provided by microgrids are key to expanding the economy and improving the quality of life of local communities.” Ivan Menjak, Director of Global Product Solutions for Trojan Battery
About the Company
Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. Trojan is headquartered in Santa Fe Springs in California and has four plants in California and Georgia. Products range from batteries for golf and utility vehicles, transportation, floor machines, aerial platforms to renewable energy and marine applications. The company has a strong commitment to research and development and is a leader in advanced lead batteries.