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UNILORIN Partners US Firm To Innovate Renewable Wind Energy Solution


Experts in renewable wind energy solution from the United States have indicated interest to partner with the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to enable the institution migrate from diesel/petroleum based generators to Venturi wind based renewable energy solution.


Venturi Renewable Energy Solution is an electrical power plant driven by the wind that designs, develops, and manufactures green energy producing system.

According to the Venturi Energy Ltd, upon completion, the Venturi energy solution will provide 24-hour clean and green renewable energy for the university’s community.


In separate presentations which was held on the 3rd of July, 2019 at the Institution’s Central Research Laboratory Conference Room, by Venturi Energy Ltd, Venturi Energy and Wind Sciences Ltd, the experts at the conference stated that the revolutionary technology produces clean electricity with a perfect sinewave which means the institution would require less energy to power all the appliances in the university with very low maintenance.

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN). Photo: Guardian Nigeria
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN). Photo: Guardian Nigeria

On the benefit of Venturi and a Public, Private Arrangement (PPA) agreement, their proposals say the university would be using less energy to power all the appliances in the university.

Another major benefit to the university is that all operating costs, maintenance and servicing would be covered for the period of the PPA.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Mnangement Services) of the institution, Prof. B.F. Sule, stated that the technology is cool and it’s a green energy.


According to Prof. Sule, there was a commitment by the university to look for alternative energy solution, adding that the two teams came with a new concept of wind based renewable energy solution that could solve the immediate problem of the institution and which does not have so much hazard.

Also, the Director of UNILORIN Renewable Energy Centre (UREC), Prof. J.O. Olaoye, stated that his team would see how the institution can also have control over the technical use of the system.

He made it known that the agreement must ensure that researchers and students of the university must also be part of the building process.


The proposal of the Venturi Energy and Wind Sciences Ltd was presented by their Sales Representatives, Mr. S.K. Oluwatobi and Mr. A. Jiwa, while that of the Venturi Energy Ltd team was presented bt Mr. Olusola Oyinloye and Mr. I.B. Adewole.

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