Following concerns over limited supply of power, Kwara State University (KWASU) is set to improve its electricity distribution with the installation of a N114 million solar power system .
Prof. Mustapha Akanbi, the Vice Chancellor of the university, revealed at the kick-off of the installation of the solar power system equipment on Saturday.
According to him, the solar power system would aid the institution in achieving its mandates of teaching, research and community development.
He noted that it would enhance security of lives and property on the campus.
According to the VC, the installation of the solar energy equipment should cause KWASU solar farm to generate an additional 300kw of electricity, which would be a match to the 300kw of electrical energy that the farm is currently generating.
The Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Prof. Kajogbola Ajao, added that the solar equipment was realised through the efforts of a staff of the centre, Mr Teslim Balogun.
He revealed that the grant was won through a proposal written and defended by a staff of the institution Balogun, and according to him, the solar panels would boost the power generation from the solar farm from its present 300kw capacity to 600kw.