Solving electricity problem in Nigeria using solar energy
By Othuke Akpeli – Wavetra Energy LTD.
Among the numerous problems facing Nigerians and the Nigerian economy, epileptic electricity tops the list. It is an indisputable fact that adequate electricity supply is an inevitable prerequisite for the development of any nation. And we will show you why alternative energy from solar is the best option now.
The economic problems facing the country today are as a result of bruises suffered as a result of epileptic power supply in the past decades. Power supply difficulties had crippled almost every sector of the economy, especially the manufacturing, industrial and mining sectors. In a bit so solve this problem many Nigerians have resorted to self-help in providing electricity through the use of generators with its associated hazards to human health and to the environment.
But all hope is not lost because of the uniqueness of Nigeria. According to Oseni (2012), Nigeria receives 4.851 x 1012 kWh of energy per day from the sun. The solar radiation intensities range from 3.5-7.0 kWh per square meter per day increasing from the South to the North. With this amount of solar energy received by Nigeria on a daily bases, it is clear that is properly harnessed, Nigeria electricity problem can be adequately solved.
What then is solar energy?
Solar energy is generated either by directly making used of photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination of both to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. You can see some of our past installations here.
Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.
Advantages of solar energy
- Solar energy is a renewable source of electricity: One of the most important advantages of solar energy is the fact that it is a renewable source of electricity. This means that with solar energy, you cannot run out of electricity, unlike other sources of electricity. As long the sun comes up every day you are sure of getting electricity for your, home, office, industry, factory, etc.
- Elimination in electricity bills: Being able to generate all the electricity you need mean you have successfully eliminated electricity bills which can also translate to increment in you saving and well as improving your quality of life.
- Zero maintenance cost: The mechanism required for solar energy do not have any moving part, so there is wear and tear. Once installed, solar panels, inverters, batteries and cables do not require any form of maintenance what so ever. The beauty of it all is the fact that you have a 25-year warranty from the manufacturer – so there is nothing to worry about.
- Environmentally friendly: Solar energy is clean energy. There is no noise or air pollution as neither noise nor smoke is generated when you make use of solar energy.
How to get stated with solar energy
To get solar energy as a source of energy supply for your home, office, factory, etc, Wavetra Energy is here to help you by carefully analyzing your energy needs and provide you with a solution to your energy problems at an affordable price. Get in touch with us today