The , Kwara State, has reportedly signed a , MoU, with an American company, Arrow Capital Solar Company, to produce 500 mega watts of solar energy.
This project, which allegedly N600 billion costs is aimed at ensuring that the institution has an uninterrupted supply of electricity
According to , the project will commence immediately and will be completed in October, 2016. This is arguable the first of its kind in the Nigerian varsities.
Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Capital Solar Company, Brian Travis, while addressing the press said, the project is driven by a private sector and is an "
Travis also added that UNILORIN was chosen for the project because of its strategic location, pointing out that the institution is an ideal location for solar power, especially that the backbone of the electricity distribution in the country runs through the line of the institution.
He also added that his company was buoyed by announcement during his official visit to America that Nigeria was highly committed to solar power.
In response to this development, Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, has said expressed his excitement for the project.
He said: “
Ambali also added that this development will go a long way to encourage the graduate students of the university in their research to generate data that would be acceptable and comparable to others across the globe.