The Karshi Solar Panel Plant
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The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), has established a Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant at Karshi, FCT, Abuja. The plant with the capacity of 7.5MW/year is established through a joint venture project with a foreign partner. The objective of this manufacturing facility centers on business creation, revenue generation, capacity building and ceding of technology.

The required facilities for this project hace been installed and full operation has commenced. The first solar panel was produced in the plant on September 10, 2011 and since then prodution has continued with greater success. The Federal Government of Nigeria through NASENI funded the purchase of the manufacturing equipment, provision of the basic infrastructural needs (i.e. land, building other infrastructure and necessary utilities), and installation and commissioning of the equipment.

Solar panels find application in various fields, some of which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Domestic/street lighting
  • Industrial
  • PV for water pumping
  • Agriculture/Irrigation purposes
  • Communication / Powering of repeater stations and telecommunication booster stations.

There is no doubt that a potentially large market exist for solar PV in Nigeria as well as within the West African sub-region and Africa as a whole.


As stated earlier, the KSPP has the capacity for 7.5MW per annum and has the following facilities;

  • Sorters and testers
  • Laser scriber
  • Glass Washing Machine
  • Soldering Table
  • Trolleys
  • EvaCutting Table
  • Framing Machine
  • Laminator
  • Sun Simulator


The Karshi Solar Panel Plant is divided into the following sections:

  1. Cell Sorting & Testing
  2. Soldering
  3. EVA/TPT cutting
  4. Glass Washing
  5. Termination
  6. Laminating
  7. Framing
  8. Simulation/Testing
  9. Labelling and Packaging