Alternatio Navitas, a Lagos-based company with presence in the United Kingdom and China, has unveiled its off-grid solar home system in Nigeria to meet the electricity needs of households as supply from the national grid remains inadequate.
The company, which provides renewable energy solutions, installation, services and advice on micro-generation projects at all stages of development, stressed the need to harness the abundant sunlight in Nigeria for electricity.
It said the SunGO Power System, which was launched on Thursday in Lagos, comprised a 350W solar power supply system and a 5W solar home system.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alternatio Navitas, Mr. Tayo Ogidan, said the company was poised to redefine the business of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Nigeria.
He said, “I lived abroad for quite a while, and the dream had always been to come back home and contribute to the society. One of my directors, Neale Atkinson, whose father was here in the 1950s and ‘60s, had always had a desire to come back here. There is a lot of sunshine in Africa; how can we actually harness that to grow renewable energy?
“Technology develops regularly. The technology on solar is getting better by the year. The solar power solutions that we have now are a lot better than those we had four years ago.”
Ogidan described energy as an essential and integral driver for the technological advancement and infrastructural development of any developing nation.
He said, “A.N. implements practical solutions for clients who are interested in renewable technology, who want to reduce their carbon footprint, energy consumption and associated costs by offering our specialist advice.”
A director at Alternatio Navitas, Mr. Neale Atkinson, said the newly launched products could last for 12 years if used eight hours a day, adding, “The battery is the only thing you have to change after maybe three years.”