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Rensource Energy and Green Fuels Partner to Build a 4.7MWp Solar PV Gas Hybrid System for Valentine Chickens in Kwara State, Nigeria


Rensource Energy, Africa’s fastest-growing renewable energy company, in partnership with Green Fuels, has started the construction of a 4.7MWp Solar PV Gas Hybrid system for Valentine Chickens in Kwara State, Nigeria. Expected to be completed in Q3 2024, this project will generate 2.52GWh annually and offset 16,260 metric tonnes of CO2 over the project’s lifetime.

The system is designed to optimize energy efficiency and reliability, with the PV array directly powering the facility’s operations. During the day, the solar PV system will supply electricity, reducing reliance on gas generators, providing a cleaner and more affordable energy source.

The 4.7MWp Solar PV Gas Hybrid at Valentine Chickens comprises a total PV capacity of 1.7MWp decentralized roof-mounted solar photovoltaic power with a 1.5MW PV inverter system and 3MW installed gas generators. This system will be installed across Valentine Chickens’ 12 sites to power all their farms and facilities via a decentralized Solar PV system and centralized gas-powered electrical power line, thereby minimizing energy utilization from diesel generators.

Prince Ojeabulu, CEO of Rensource Energy, stated, “We are glad to partner with Green Fuels Limited to construct this groundbreaking project: a 4.7MWp Solar PV Gas Hybrid System for Valentine Chickens. Through this project, Valentine Chickens will enjoy a cleaner, more reliable, and cheaper source of power compared to diesel. As a company that delivers best-in-class clean energy solutions to accelerate the energy transition and the productivity growth of commercial and industrial clients, we are gradually seeing this become a reality. We look forward to providing more innovative solar energy solutions for businesses across Africa.”

The Executive Director of Green Fuels Limited, Dheerendra Singh Chauhan also shared his positive views, stating “This project will be a groundbreaking achievement for both companies. Developing a hybrid power solution that is not only economical but also environmentally friendly, is an initiative contributing to the sustainable development goals. This project will be considered a milestone.”

About Rensource Energy
Rensource Energy is a leading C&I solar power provider in Africa. Rensource currently designs, funds, and delivers solar solutions to diverse C&I clients across Africa. The company’s solutions offer affordable and reliable clean energy to clients, making it a superior choice for SMEs and Industrial Clients looking to reduce their cost of electricity. Rensource is backed by leading investors among which are Persistent Energy and EDP Holding.

About Valentine Chickens
Valentine Chickens, nestled in the serene landscapes of Kwara State, is a pioneering agricultural establishment dedicated to the sustainable production of high-quality poultry products. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, the farm has become a cornerstone of the local community and country, providing nutritious food and employment opportunities while championing ethical and responsible farming practices.

The Company was established in 2009, and production of frozen chicken began in 2010. Valentine Chickens has an abattoir, together with 8 poultry houses (two per farm), capable of processing 44,000 birds each day. The company’s expansion plan includes the installation of a modern feed mill within the next two to three years. The final frozen chicken product is distributed across all main centers in Nigeria.

About Green Fuels Limited
Green Fuels Limited (GFL) is a provider of cleaner, more cost-effective Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). GFL delivers CNG to customers via trailers from CNG compression facility at Ota and Abeokuta, Ogun State. GFL commenced operations in May 2009, and currently delivers CNG to industrial customers of states such as Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Abia, Anambra, Enugu. GFL is the first company in West Africa to operate a successful CNG delivery Business and has the capacity to deliver about 72 Million Standard Cubic Meters (SCM) of natural gas per annum. GFL proudly owns the very first NGV functional facility (CNG Auto) in Nigeria at Ota. The Group is also working to develop a $50Million mini-LNG facility in the Southwestern part of Nigeria, to take greater advantage of the need to deliver higher natural gas volumes to stranded customers in more areas within Nigeria.