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Solar can revamp electrical system in Nigeria

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By Abraham Adekunle

A game-changing alternative power source is needed to meet energy need.

The power situation in the country calls for concern. This is because Nigerians are paying higher for electricity while still being supplied less than they need. Recently, a report revealed that the energy need of the country stands between 40,000 and 45,000 megawatts. Sadly, the country has an installed capacity of 12,000 megawatts and an actual distribution capacity of 4,500 megawatts. This is clearly not enough. To make up for the deficit, household and businesses resort to generators using fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol.

This costs Nigerians billions in naira every year. In fact, the cost will automatically increase in few weeks when fuel subsidy is set to be removed in June 2023. This means that the cost of buying this fuel will double or triple as this policy takes effect. In other words, a litre of petrol can go for as much as N600 while that of diesel will go well over a thousand naira. Yet, reforms in the power sector have yielded more cash for distribution companies than electricity for consumers. Consequently, Nigerians continue to pay more for less supply.

Introduction of solar can positively impact the sector.

In light of this situation, a game-changing solar energy provider is offering a sustainable solution to the power crisis in Nigeria. Roland Ezeahurukwe, the visionary founder and CEO, spearheads Steady Energy Limited whose aim is to ensure that individuals, businesses and industries throughout the country can access uninterrupted electricity. The firm is lighting up homes and powering businesses in the country through the founder’s innovative new technology and dedication to solving the power issue in the country.

Ezeahurukwe shed light on some of the struggles that the power industry in Nigeria is facing and how his company is tackling them effectively. “One of the biggest challenges of the sector is inadequate power supply,” he said. He said that many Nigerians struggle with constant outages that result in the need for alternative sources such as generators coupled with the excessive electricity bills that keep on rising every month. According to reports, Nigerians spend about $14 billion on generators and fuel every year.

Steady Energy’s top-of-the-line energy solutions is revolutionizing Nigeria.

He stated that the firm is committed to providing uninterrupted electricity to Nigerians. Driven by this commitment and determination, the firm’s ingenious and customer-focused approach is set to make a significant impact on Nigeria’s electricity sector. He revealed that the company’s customer-focused approach makes them stand out in the industry and enables them build mutual relationships with customers. “Our team of experts works meticulously with every customer, identifying their specific energy needs and providing personalized solar solutions that align with their budget and lifestyle,” he said.

Energy needs of individual customers determine how the company hones their expertise in creating innovative solutions that are tailored to meet those specific needs. It is through this dedication to customer satisfaction that they are able to offer dependable, sustainable, and cost-effective solar systems that address customers’ electricity issues. The company also offers flexible payment plans to make the transition budget-friendly. With this payment plan options, customers can spread the cost of buying and installing this system across 12 months in instalments, making solar energy more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Can solar solve Nigeria’s epileptic power supply?

However, amidst all the innovation and customer-tailored solutions, valid arguments have been raised about why solar cannot solve the energy needs of Nigerians. One of them is the cost of installation. Even with an installment payment option, the alternative source is still much more expensive than being connected to the national grid. Another issue is about the capacity of the system. Can it sustain heavy machinery in industries? How about air conditioners, refrigerators and even electric cookers in the home?

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