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US energy firm, Triton Solar, SV-NED to launch first Solar Assembly Plant in Nigeria

Pictures from the meeting in the Nigerian House and the facility tour

Triton Solar, a United States-based manufacturer of solar panels, lighting and batteries and Silicon Valley Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED) Inc have concluded arrangements to visit Nigeria soon to launch Triton Solar innovative products for smart energy solutions and set up the first solar assembly  plant.

This followed a recent trade and investment meeting between Triton Solar Executives, including Chief Executive Officer, Triton Solar, Himanshu B Patel and Managing Partner, Global Head of Business, Bhagi Nanda Sandilya along with the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, SV-NED, Queen Mother Temitope Ajayi (aka Mama Diaspora), and the Consul General at the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, Hon. Ben Okoyen along with Consul of Trade and Commerce, Nicholas Ella, at the Nigeria House in New York.

During their visit to Nigeria, the Triton Solar/SV-NED team would meet with Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde.

The team would also visit Abuja where it would meet with top government officials and potential investors in Great City Power Solutions.

The Triton Solar/SV-NED team would also visit Sokoto State, where it would meet with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saa’d Abubakar.and other officials.

Triton Solar executives said the visit would provide them the opportunity to present their innovate products and finalise preferred partner status with the Nigerian government.

“We found a lot of possibilities for our products in Nigeria with its vast energy reserves and high requirement for power and we want to introduce clean energy in Nigeria.

“Also, Nigeria is currently growing and keenly looking into alternate energy sources. We want to do our part and help make the world cleaner with cleaner energy that would cause much lesser pollution,” Himanshu B Patel said.

At the parley at the Nigerian House in New York, the Consul General, Ambassador Okoyen, welcomed the Triton Solar executives and their partner SV-NED Inc and the meeting discussed various models and opportunities for launching Triton Solar clean energy products and services as applicable to Nigeria.

Thereafter, the Consul General assigned a three member team to visit the firm’s New Jersey, United States of America plant for live demos same day.

The three-member delegation that included Hon.Ella had two-hours of live demos and an assembly plant tour.

Speaking after their visit, Ella said: “It was a great delight to have been with Triton Solar executives and for the economic development opportunities they can offer Nigeria, knowing about the Triton Solar innovative products for smart energy solutions. I look forward to working with them very closely to bring to fruition this amazing opportunity to our country demonstrating leadership in the African region and put some light onto humanity as whole.

“I appreciate the services you’re rendering at Triton Solar. I believe we had a unique experience touring Triton Solar plant in New Jersey and seeing these smart storage demos. I welcome Triton Solar executives to Nigeria soon and wish you the best in the future.”


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