reports that Yetunde Fadeyi is a 32-year-old entrepreneur that took the way of renewable energy, as the communities in her country still count a lot on petrol-powered generators to fulfill their electricity needs.

This can cause multiple issues, besides theft and expensive fuel, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, for which Nigeria holds an unwanted record in the African continent as the nation with the most infantile deaths due to air pollution.

Following training in solar panel installation, she decided to found Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability (REES), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting climate action and providing clean energy resources to poor communities in Nigeria's countryside.

Since the NGO was founded in 2017, it was able to provide 6.000 people in Nigeria with access to fossil-free energy. The experts at REES Africa use micro solar parks coupled with batteries for energy storage and for optimal distribution across communities.

Each small grid is able to power 100 homes at all times for small appliances and lower-powered devices.

Muritala Ojeleye, a 76-year-old community chief living in the village of Aba-Oje, said that the life of the locals improved a lot since 2018, when REES Africa installed the first solar grid there.

"We had not had light here since the history of this village - not even electric poles. Life was very difficult for us", he says.

Nigeria is one of the world's least electrified countries, as 92 million people are estimated to live off-grid and its fossil-based production is unreliable, since the 200 grid blackouts in the past nine years resulted in annual losses of 29 billion USD, according to experts at World Bank.

Yinka Omoregbe, CEO at Etin Power, said that "these rural communities have been completely left out of the climate change conversation, even when they are the most affected."

Experts at the International Energy Agency recommend Nigerian authorities to ramp up investments in clean power sources, as the country has great potential for renewable energy.