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Largest Noodles Factory in Africa Switches to Solar Power

The first Africa installation of GE's solar hybrid technology will go ahead later this year at the Northern Noodles factory in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. The state of the art manufacturing facility is run by Dufil Prima Foods, a Tolaram subsidiary. This installation, says GE's Jeff Wyatt, "is an example of what's possible for solar technology on a smaller commercial scale." More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

Noodles are an increasingly popular food in Nigeria and Dufil Prima Foods are the manufacturers of Indomie instant noodles. The company's $50 million Kaduna factory is the largest noodle factory in Africa and is expected to employ over 25,000 Nigerians.

GE and First Solar announced a technology partnership to advance thin-film solar cells and modules in 2013. First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today.

Northern Noodles Ltd's $20 million factory in Kaduna, Nigeria, is the largest noodles factory in Africa and is expected to cost $50 million to complete and will employ over 25,000 Nigerians.

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