AS Solar installed the first Solar Mini Grid tunnel in Africa in 3 x locations in Illorin Kwara State Nigeria.

Two of the Three Solar Mini grid Tunnel is already Completed in Illorin Kwara State while the 3rd Tunnel construction is on-going.

The Solar Mini Grid Tunnels is the first in the Africa continent, and currently the Largest reality Mini Grid Project in Nigeria with a total of 25.57KM transmission span.

The following locations in Ilorin metropolis will have access to the solar Mini-grid tunnel: Fate road, Umar Audi road-GRA,post office and challenge , Tanke-Tipper Garage-Unilorin road, Post Office to challenge ,Taiwo road, Unity and New Yidi road, all in Ilorin.

In a similar vein, the State Government has been commended for adopting an e-payment platform for the payment of stipends to beneficiaries of the World Bank assisted Youth Employment and Social Support Operation-Public Workfare (YESSO-PWF) scheme in the State.

Powered by Kwara State Government (light up kwara(LUK)), and kwara state public private partnership office . (Kp3)


See Below the first Solar Mini Grid Tunnel with total capacity in each location.

  1. 135.2kw Mini-grid Solar Tunnel capacity with Lithium storage Solution completed and powering 176 double arm street lights with a transmission line of 7.16KM onTanke Junction to University of Ilorin road.
  2. 109.2kw Mini-grid Solar Tunnel capacity with Lithium storage solution just completed to power 225 units of double arm street lights transmission line that spans 5.82KM Fate Road and environs in Ilorin
  3. 140.40w Solar Tunnel capacity with storage facilities still under construction at new to do road, powering 274 units of double arm street lights transmission line that spans 12.59KM on New Yidi road-unity -Taiwo Roads..


A total Capacity of 384.8kw  Solar Mini-Grid tunnel when fully completed and commissioned in Ilorin metropolis power existing streetlights and other public facilities like healthcare centres, government offices among others.

The new innovation has placed Ilorin metropolis on a global scale and this has enhanced the aesthetic beauty of the state capital, improve social economic drive and placing Kwara state as a climate compliant state in Nigeria with green evolution in the era of climate change.

The LUK project is powered by Kwara State Government, Constructed by Asteven International company Limited / Ricco fortezzar solar and KP3.


See project Gallery Below

Solar Tunnel Structure
Laying of Solar Panels on the Tunnel
Installation of Double arm street Light
Installation of LiFePO4 Battery House, Connection and distribution Lines
Solar Tunnel Turn on and Powering 500 street light along Tanke Junction, University of Ilorin road, along Fate Road and environs.






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