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.”