Against the backdrop of incessant power outages in the country, a new technology solar energy with a lifespan of eight years has been introduced by Solonic Energy Limited, Lagos, to serve as an alternative.
The solar energy, with its technical partner from Germany, has commenced work in its targeted three states of the federation. The states are: Osun, Enugu and Nasarawa.
According to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Otunba Olu Adenodi, apart from the installation in some parts of Lagos, like Magodo Housing Estate, Lekki and Victoria Garden City (VGC), “we are doing 100-megawatt solar plants in three states (Osun, Nasarawa and Enugu) of Nigeria. The point is we have come to rescue the Nigerian populace of the erratic power supply with this energy.
“What it takes is that, we require 200 hectares to achieve the 100 megawatts power generation, using solar plants. The energy generation will be fed into the grid. The off grid system is usually captive and utilised solely by the owner. It does not pass through the national grid”.
Adenodi stated that regardless of the present cloudy weather condition, the solar plant would still generate energy.
He said the rates are affordable but the more the street light poles, for instance in an estate or a street, the lesser the rates to procure the technology for a home or an office use.
Adenodi added: “The technology is best suited for the Nigerian populace, on account of erratic power outage. The technology was brought to Nigeria three years ago. The plant has a five – year warranty and an eight – year lifespan. The batteries of the plants are installed underground. We have our technicians who have been trained locally to attend to any complaint, originating from our numerous consumers. So, we are into technical partnership with our parent company, Solonic International GMBH, Germany. The street light poles are fabricated locally, while the panels and other devices are imported from Germany.
“Our dream is to provide alternative to incessant power outages in many homes in the country. The solar energy is affordable, but its affordability depends on the quantum of demand. We are a fully registered company. Our solar plant is quite different from others, that can’t stand the test of time.”
According to him, individuals and members of Community Development Associations (CDAs) who have seen the technology working effectively have been commending the efforts of the company.
â€œSo, we are out there to serve our consumers and also add value to the service we are rendering them,” he said.