All On offers Scholarship to 120 Solar Entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta Through Rubitec Academy
Lagos, Nigeria. All On, a Shell-funded off-grid energy impact investment company, will be funding scholarships for up to 120 professionals affiliated to the Niger Delta.
The scholarship is designed to subsidize the cost of off-grid energy training programs provided by Rubitec Academy, the training arm of RUBITEC Solar; a leading solar energy company in Nigeria. The funding for the scholarships will contribute to the strategic capacity development in the solar energy sector for people from the ‘greater’ Niger Delta; South-South including Imo, Abia, and Ondo as well as people working in the off-grid energy sector in the Niger Delta region.
Established in 2004, Rubitec Solar has a mission to bridge the energy gap in Nigeria through the provision and deployment of renewable energy solutions to communities, businesses, and public institutions. Rubitec commissioned her first mini-grid in Gbamugbamu community in Ogun State Nigeria in February 2018 and will be using this expertise to train successful candidates in solar PV installation, mini-grid design, installation and operation amongst others.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, the CEO of Rubitec Solar, Mr. Bolade Soremekun commented; “We are proud to be part of the Nigerian energy revolution through renewable energy, and it is an honour to be selected by ALL ON as partners on this initiative. This scholarship will help bridge the identified gap of available skilled personnel due to increasing demand for renewable energy products and services.”
Dr. Wiebe Boer, CEO, All On in his remarks said; “The All On Niger Delta Off Grid Energy Scholarship Program supports All On’s mandate to build an enabling environment in which the off-grid energy sector can thrive, in this case through providing badly needed human capacity. The program will ensure that an adequate skilled pool of men and women affiliated to the Niger Delta are developed to support the scaling of the sector.”
The scholarship which funds up to 50% of the cost of distributed solar training programs provided by the Rubitec Academy is open to indigenes of the Niger Delta region and persons working within the region. The training will enable them to participate in the emerging off-grid/ clean energy sector while improving their chances for economic independence.
To apply or get more information on the training and scholarship opportunity, interested individuals can visit Rubitec Academy via http://www.rubitecsolar.com/academy
About All On
All On, an independent impact investing company, was seeded with funding from Shell, and works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services for under-served and un-served off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta. All On invests in off-grid energy solutions spanning solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas technologies deployed by both foreign and local access-to-energy companies that complement available grid power across Nigeria and help bridge the significant energy gap.
To learn more, please visit: www.all-on.com
Disclaimer: This communication is made on behalf of All On only and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy of our partners.
Rubitec Nigeria Ltd. is a Nigerian Company specializing in Renewable Energy – specifically Solar and Inverter, Backup Systems, Small Hydro Power, Biomass energy systems, Waste to energy plant, Land-Fill Gas Plants and Wind Energy. Rubitec Academy is an initiative of Rubitec Africa to partner with academic and training institutions in Nigeria and abroad in developing future leaders in Renewable Energy and Environment Sciences.
To learn more, please visit: www.rubitecsolar.com