Month: January 2014
We refrain from getting involved in the politics of any country for a variety of reasons. We are not a political party, we are citizens like everyone else and we lack the expertise to prognosticate. A reader on our Facebook page wanted Solar Power options at N250,000 and wanted the government to step in and make it affordable for the masses. Nigerians have convinced themselves that every problem can and must be solved by the government. We interviewed some children a year ago and asked them to identify a problem within their community and solve it using Science Technology, Engineering and Math. They all knew the problem and they all believed that the government was to solve it. They lacked the ability to solve it.
Nigeria has spent over $50 billion dollars since the days of President Obasango to try and solve the power problems that challenges her. Today Nigeria produces less per capita than she did four years ago. Nigerians are suffering the consequences of less power but are reluctant to make the hard choices that can help them gain some modicum of independence.
I spent three weeks last year in Nigeria and everyone that has a generator adjusts electricity usage when they run the generator. One of the places I stayed in had two generators, one that ran till 9 pm and a bigger one that ran from 9 pm till the morning. Most other places only ran the necessary loads on generators and left off non essential loads. Yet most of the people who speak to us wants us to offer them an equivalent to grid power and expect generator cost for it. 2000 Watts is more than enough for most homes. It will power your fridge, your fans, your TV, your water pump and your lights. If you don’t have too many other things attached to it, it will power your 1.5 hp AC, TV, your fridge and lights at the same time. Visit our FAQ pages to answer your questions about Solar Power. We will be installing a couple of 1000 Watt systems on our next visit to Nigeria. We will video the loads that are attached to the 1000 Watt system for you to see. We will not solve the Nigerian energy problem, but we can help you weather it. We have 10 systems available, starting with the RaLiza Basic at less as $1500 for 600 Watts and all the way to the 20,000 Watt RaLiza Premium.
For our Business customer we have our Minona Premium Power solutions starting as low as $2.50 per watt.
Hello Friends, we have added some additional power solutions to our catalogue.
We have added RaLiza Premium sun powered solutions for your home and small business for less than $3.00 per Watt.
WOW!!!! That is a full dollar per watt less than the market rate.
The RaLiza Basic 600 Watt Solar Generator is $1474.00
The RaLiza Premium 2000 Watts complete solution for a medium sized home costs $5750.00 delivered to Lagos. You can power your TV, Water Pump, Standing Fans, Refrigerator and of course lights 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.The RaLiza Premium 20000 Watt solution for large mansions costs $44,389.00. You can run many AC units, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Freezers, Electric Irons, Flat Screen TV’s 24 hours a day.
Our RaLiza Premium solutions are very generous when it comes to the batteries and panels. We give you enough capacity to cover two days with no sunshine.
It comes with everything you will need for a professional installation.
If you need a more customized solution, send an email to email@example.com
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I shot this video today in Wantage, while visiting a solar farm. When the project is complete it will generate 10 MW of electricity, that is not dependent on natural gas, diesel or hydro. Nigeria anticipates that in 2020 she will produce 10,000 MW. This small facility using solar panels will produce 1% of the power that Nigeria anticipates feeding to her grid. This little facility will produce 3% of what Nigeria currently has going to the grid. Solar is proven. Solar is inexpensive. Sunshine is abundant in Nigeria. Watch the video and you will notice the absence of the sun. That has not deterred the builders of this 10 MW or .001 GW system from building a system. It makes economic sense to have solar as part of the energy solution in Nigeria. We have been asked questions about the reliability of Solar Power. Solar systems built today are very reliable. They have proven to be dependable sources of energy for large office buildings, mass retailers and governmental agencies, supplying megawatts of energy. Some of the largest companies in the world have buildings powered by solar energy, including eBay, WalMart, and the US Air Force. Talk to us about our RaLiza Basic, Premium and Ultimate line of home solar solutions. For your business ask us about our Minona line up to 200,000 Watts (200 Kva). Your business will love you for it. Come and let’s harness the power of the sun and take back our environment one person at a time.
We bring you some good news. Due to the high interest in our solutions, the management of Atlantic Waste and Power System has decided to separate our offerings.
For our residential clients we will be offering the RaLiza line. The RaLiza will feature solar power from 1000 up to 20,000 Watts.
For our commercial customers (schools, small hospitals, hotels and offices) we have introduced the Minona Premium line. Call us for more details.
Last year I spent a period that spanned two months in Nigeria. There was not a day that they had electricity for more than 1 hour. My mother who lived in Ladipo had power that could not power a light bulb for the 6 days I spent at her place. Every night the generators came on and the noise and smell assault you till daylight. Most visitors to Nigeria come back with respiratory ailments that they did not experience in the past. The financial impact to the economy is such that it is estimated that self power generation reduces the per capita income of the Nigerian by more than 33%. Nigerians spend (a conservative estimate) N1.6T every year on generators. Nigerians spend the highest amount per kilo watt hour $0.55c compared to the industrialized world.
With all these challenges faced by Nigerians, we want to be a part of the solution. Photo Voltaic cells have been around since the 1800’s. In 1967 the Russians powered Soyuz with Solar Cells.
In 1977 President Jimmy Carter installed Solar Panels on the White House. Solar power has been around for longer than most of us have been.
It is very mainstream in Europe, the United States and China. China is on course to install more solar capacity that the United States this year. The United States last year over took Germany in installed Solar Capacity with over 10 GW of installed solar capacity with much more to come. What makes this all the more impressive is that the United States does not get anywhere as much sunshine as Nigeria. Today Nigeria produces less that 3000 MW and the plan is to produce 10000 MW by 2020. South Africa produces over 50,000 MW and suffers from rolling blackouts. Nigeria’s energy independence has to include renewables. Nigeria can generate over 120,000 MW from solar alone.
We all need to join our hands together and reclaim our environment. We can start by enlightening our neighbors about alternatives to generators. We did a cost comparison for a prospective client. We compared his N550,000 generator to a N2,400,000 Solar Home System. We used a fuel consumption figure of 2.2 liters an hour and a cost for diesel of N120. The generator was run for an average of 10 hours a day. That generator uses 22 liters of fuel everyday or 8030 liters a year. That generator cost him in fuel alone N963600. His N550,000 generator has cost him over N1,500,000 the first year alone. Lets assume he used half as much in fuel, he still spent over N500,000 on his generator in year one. Our assumptions are that it does not break down and there is no fuel scarcity. The black market rate for fuel is higher.
You solar generator still cost you N2,400,000. It does not make any noise, does not emit any smoke, does not require repairs and runs twenty four hours a day without fuel.
You have harnessed the power of sun to run your home. You did not pollute, you have kept your environment healthy. You did not have to worry about carbon monoxide, electrocution, incompetent mechanics or security guards stealing and selling your fuel.
We have systems for the house from 600 W to 20,000 to meet you needs. Call us at 973-200-8397 x 121 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like you to be a client or an ambassador. Education is key in the adoption of solar power in our home country.
Together we can make a difference and save the environment.
Happy New Year to all of you. We were told about problems people have had with generators in Nigeria and we decided to do a search in the Nigerian papers to confirm if these problems were common. This is what we found. A disturbing trend that we hope to help our readers avoid.
Read some excerpts below.
“RECENTLY, a new-wed couple choked to death from generator fumes in their new home on the outskirt of Calabar, Cross River State. Around the same time, in Ibadan, Oyo State, a 69-year-old man passed away along with seven other members of his family after they were overcome by fumes from a portable generator that was running on the first floor of their home. Reports indicated that the level of fumes inside the home was three times the danger limit.
Prior to this incident, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, two teenagers died from generator fumes poisoning because the generator they were using to power ceiling fans was too close to the room in which they slept. Much later, in Agege area of Lagos State, a middle aged man who was running a generator in his basement died in his sleep when the generator fumes infiltrated his bedroom.
In yet another incidence somewhere on the Lagos mainland, a 30-year-old man who went to bed with his family while a generator was running in his garage, also died along with them as a result of the close proximity of the device. In Abuja, between June 2012 and March 2013, four people died in separate incidents as a result of poisoning from generator fumes.” Vanguard October 9,2013.
This was what happened on May 28, when Mrs. Chinyere Celestine, and four of her children were found dead in their home off Goodnews Street, in Azikoro suburb, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
They were said to have died in their sleep that night, while the generator was still on.
The father of the children and husband of Chinyere, identified as Celestine, who was said to be in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when the tragedy occurred, had called a neighbour when he could not reach his wife on telephone the next day. After several attempts to wake the victims, the neighbour raised the alarm that compelled other neighbours to force the door open. They found the victims’ lifeless bodies.
A similar incident happened on January 3, when death shattered the usual early morning quietude of Robiyan, a sleepy town near Ijoko in Ifo Local Government, Ogun State.
On that fateful day, residents discovered the lifeless bodies of an 80 year-old woman, identified as Madam Kuburat, and her four grandchildren, including a toddler, in a newly completed house. The generator, which was placed in the veranda of the house, was left running all night while the doors and windows were locked.
Punch June 9 2013
“The family had gathered in a village in the Isiala-Ngwa district of Abia to pray for one of their own whom they said was being haunted by evil spirits”.
At least 17 people died at a prayer meeting in rural Nigeria after apparently breathing noxious fumes from their power generator while asleep, police and witnesses said on Wednesday.
Dalje.com July 2008.
Emekuku Family of 9 Died Of Generator Fume – Imo State Govt
On Monday July 9th, nine members of the same family died mysteriously in their home. Neighbours and other family members said their deaths was spiritual.
But the Imo state government said it has finally unraveled the cause of death of the Emekuku family. According to the autopsy result released yesterday by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Obi Njoku, they were killed by generator fume poisoning.
The commissioner said the family slept and forgot to switch off their generator set and subsequently died as a result of the generator fume they inhaled while asleep and not by ‘evil spirits’
Linda Ikeji’s Blog
These news stories I lifted from the first page of my Google search. This happens daily and there are no official statistics kept by anyone of the real numbers.
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