Unilorin to partner US firm on renewable energy solution

Mazino Dickson

The University of Ilorin has expressed readiness to partner with a US based company, Venturi Renewable Energy, to enable the institution migrate from diesel/petrol based generators to Venturi wind based renewable energy solution.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Bolaji Sule, made this known while speaking in Ilorin at a presentation by the Venturi Energy Ltd.

Sule said that the technology was cool and a green energy, adding that there was commitment by the management to look for alternative energy solution in the past.

Also in his reaction, the Director of Unilorin Renewable Energy Centre (UREC), Prof. Joshua Olaoye, said that his team would see how the University could also have control over the technical use of the system.

He said that the agreement must ensure that researchers and students of the University must also be part of the building process.

“We need to work with the details because we need some technical details that will work with the wind condition of our environment.

“We know the product is good but we must assess the wind condition of the university community before we can conclude on whether the proposals will be acceptable.

“We hope we can work with the technical team of this provider of the energy and find a way of providing an energy that will be suitable for our own economy ecology,” he said.

According to him, aside generating another source of energy for the university, the institution wants to see how it can also have control over the technical use of the system.